A-B Test, Prototypesback, Promos and Errors
180 Orange Citrus / A-B Energy Drink
10 oz
2005

No crown, no GAN number. Labeled as an 8.2 oz in a 10 oz bottle.
180 Orange Citrus Aluminum Bottle
Bacardi+ / Arctic Grape
16 oz
2012

Wrap
Crown
Bacardi Aluminum Bottle
Bacardi+ / Torched Cherry
16 oz
2012

Wrap
Crown
Bacardi Aluminum Bottle
Bacardi Silver O3
16 oz
2012

CCL Presentation bottle
Cap
Bacardi Silver Aluminum Bottle
Baldwinsville Exal Test
16 oz
2012

Inside spray test bottle
Crown
Baldwinsville Test Aluminum Bottle
BE
10 oz n/r
2005
#500135, aka Bud Extra. No crown.
Be Test Aluminum Bottle
Bud / FIFA World Cup 2014
16 oz redem
2014
Promo bottle, no GAN
Crown
Bud World Cup Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser
16 oz
1982

#417-C, Test 'Clicker' bottle
Budweiser Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser
16 oz
1996

Wrap label, plastic cap threads
Budweiser Wrap Test Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Bowtie/White
16 oz redem
2012
#501986, Proto/Error bottle without white paint
Crown
Budweiser Bowtie Silver Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Bowtie/White / Kevin Fahrenkrog
16 oz redem
2012
#501986, Test/Presentation bottle
Crown
Budweiser Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Bowtie Silver Test
16 oz
2013
Budweiser Test Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Bud on Mars
16 oz
2017
Promo bottle for conference at SXSW, wrap
Cap
Bud on Mars Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Exal Test
12 oz
2006
Applied bowtie label on blck test bottle
Budweiser Exal Test Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Offset Bowtie Design/Red
16 oz redem
2014
#502436, Prototype, MCC and Alcoa
Budweiser Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Offset Bowtie Design/White
16 oz redem
2014
#502436, Prototype, MCC and Alcoa
Cap
Budweiser Offset Bowtie Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / MLB 2012/San Francisco Giants/WS
16 oz redem
2012

#502135, 2012 World Series Champs, error, missing colors
Crown
Budweiser Giants Error Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Olympics 2012
16 oz redem
2012
#501903, Error bottle missing red
Five different Crowns
Budweiser Olympics 2012 Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Red Bottle/Gold Bowtie / China
355 ml
2013
Wuhan Brewing

Slight differences on neck logo, gold rim
Budweiser China Aluminum Blttle
Budweiser / Red Bottle/Silver Bowtie
12 oz redem
2008
#501307
Budweiser Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Red Bottle/Silver Bowtie/Goose Island
12 oz redem
2008
#501307, Test/Presentation bottle
Budweiser Goose Island Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Red Neck
16 oz redem
2005
#500358, texture paint test bottle
Budweiser Texture Test Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Red Retro Design
16 oz redem
2014
#502464, Silver text prototype
Budweiser Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Retro/Block Lettering
16 oz redem
2020
#503570, test bottle, lighter red variant
Budweiser Retro/Block Lettering Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser / Retro/Block Lettering
16 oz redem
2020
#503570, test bottle, different paint scheme
Cap
Budweiser Retro/Block Lettering Test Bottle
Budweiser / Retro/Block Lettering
16 oz redem
2020
#503570, error bottle, overlay colors missing
Budweiser Silver Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser Black Lager
16 oz redem
2019

Promotional bottle, no GAN.
Crown
Budweiser Black Lager Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser Red Lager / Moon Landing 50th
16 oz redem
2019
Promotional bottle, no GAN
Crown
Budweiser Red Lager Aluminum Bottle
Budweiser Select / Black/Gold
16 oz redem
2007
#500708, Test bottle.
Budweiser Select Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light
10 oz
2004

No GAN, no other info on bottle. Early prototype, painted
logo.
Crown
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / A-B Crest
16 oz redem
2016
#502680, Pry top prototype
Bud Light Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / A-B Crest
16 oz n/r
2018
#503378, prototype bottle
Bud Light Test Bottle
Bud Light / Vertical/Horizontal Panels
16 oz redem
2022
#503880, prototype bottle
Cap
Bud Light Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Baseball Prototype/Screw Cap
16 oz
2004

No Gan number, plain white cap. One of first bottles presented to A-B during market research.
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Baseball Prototype/Silver
16 oz
2006

No crown, no Gan number. Label close-up.
Bud Light Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Baseball Prototype/Blue
14.5 oz
2006

No crown, no Gan number.
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Double Line Logo
16 oz redem
2006

#500489, texture paint test bottle
Bud Light Texutre Test Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Double Line Logo
16 oz redem
2006

#500600, test bottle, wrap
Bud Light Test Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Halloween 2005
16 oz n/r
2005
#500458, wrap prototype bottle, printing errors on back, coding numbers on bottom.
Crown
Bud Light Halloween Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / NFL 2012/Kickoff
16 oz
2012

#Silver error bottle, no GAN, no mandatories
Bud Light NFL 2012 Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / NFL 2019 / Kansas City Chiefs Champions
16 oz redem
2020

#503613, error, 49ers colors on bottle
Bud Light Chiefs Error Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / NFL 2020/Super Bowl LV/Tampa Bay
16 oz redem
2020

#503709, error, paint gaps on bottle
Cap
Bud Light Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Paint Test
16 oz
2005

No info on bottle, paint test bottle
 
Bud Light Test Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Parkside / Buck Stevenson
16 oz redem
2013

#501986, wrap, promo for band series
Crown
Bud Light Parkside Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Parkside / Scream Circus
16 oz redem
2013

#501986, wrap, promo for band series
Crown
Bud Light Parkside Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Parkside / Snap. Crack, Pop
16 oz redem
2013

#501986, wrap, promo for band series
Crown
Bud Light Parkside Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Royal Caribbean
16 oz
2007
Prototype, no GAN, no back panel info.
Bud Light Royal Caribbean Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Screw Cap
16 oz redem
2005

#500266, test, plastic cap threads on neck. No cap.
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Single Line Logo
8.5 oz redem
2005

#500346, labeled as a 12 oz in a 8.5 oz contour bottle.
Bud Light Single Line Logo Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Single Line Logo
10 oz redem
2005

#500346, labeled as a 12 oz in a 10 oz bottle.
Crown
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Single Line Logo/Screw Cap
10 oz redem
2005

#500346, labeled as a 12 oz in a 10 oz bottle.
Cap
Bud Light Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Smooth & Refreshing
16 oz redem
2013

#502166, test, no red paint
Bud Light Smooth & Refreshing Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light / Splash
16 oz redem
2010

#501636, Test bottle by CCL. Bottle is almost identical to the 501426. A slight difference on the redemption line and has the CCL Logo (instead of the Exal Logo). No crown.
Bud Light CCL Aluminum Test Bottle
Bud Light / Vertical/Horizontal Panels
16 oz redem
2021
#503766, prototype, silver overlay
Cap
Bud Light Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Lime
12 oz n/r
2008
#501286, test/sample bottle
Crown
Bud Light Lime Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum
16 oz
2012

Test design, wrap
Bud Light Platinum Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum / Carlos Brito
11.5 oz redem
2013

#502163, Test/Presentation bottle
Cap
Bud Light Platinum Presentation Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum / Goose Island Partner
11.5 oz redem
2013

#502163, Test/Presentation bottle
Cap
Bud Light Platinum Presentation Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum / Kaysonnia Hunt
11.5 oz redem
2013

#502163, Test/Presentation bottle
Cap
Bud Light Platinum Presentation Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum / Sensation
16 oz redem
2012

#502098, Ink test option b bottle
Bud Light Platinum Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Platinum / Sensation
16 oz redem
2012

#502098, Ink test option c bottle
Bud Light Platinum Test Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Seltzer / Mango/Orange
16 oz redem
2020

#503675, prototype bottle
Bud Light Seltzer Aluminum Bottle
Bud Light Seltzer / Mango/White
16 oz redem
2020

#503675, prototype bottle
Bud Light Seltzer Aluminum Bottle
Busch Light / Hunters
16 oz redem
2020
#503779, Test bottle
Cap
Busch Light Aluminum Bottle
Landshark Lager
12 oz redem
2010
Margaritaville Brewing (AB St Louis)
Test bottle
Landshark Aluminum Bottle
Michelob Lager
16 oz (slightly larger)
2004

No Gan, no back panel info. Bottle is slighly larger than the 16 oz used in production, comparison photo.
Crown
Michelob Prototype Aluminum Bottle
Michelob Ultra / Blue/White
12 oz n/r
2010

No GAN, Test bottle
Michelob Ultra Aluminum Bottle
Michelob Ultra / White/Blue
16 oz redem
2017

#502949, Test bottle
Michelob Ultra Aluminum Bottle
Michelob Ultra / White/Blue / SLC 2018
16 oz n/r
2018

#503088, Test/Presentation bottle
Cap
Michelob Ultra Aluminum Bottle
Michelob Ultra / White/Blue / Sports Summit/Carin Anderson
16 oz n/r
2018

#503088, Test/Presentation bottle
Cap
Michelob Ultra Aluminum Bottle
Red Test Bottle
12 oz
2006

Plain red test bottle from Exal. No info on bottle, laser coded with a 2006 date.
Crown
Aluminum Test Bottle
Shock Top
11.5 oz
2012
Prototype wrap
Shock Top Aluminum Bottle
Trial Bottle
16 oz
2011

Boxal trial bottle, filled with Budweiser for testing purposes
Crown
Boxal Trial Aluminum Bottle