i went to my local micro brew resturant for some happy hour drinks today. they will sell u and fill up half gallon glass brown jugs full of beer for $12. i asked if they would sell me some empty bottles and they gave me 2 for free. they are perfect, but i wish they were 1 gallon. if you have a brew pub around you could give them a try.

also i bought 6 corona 1 litre beers in brown glass bottles at bevmo for $3 each. not exactly cheap for beer but you get a great dark 1 litre bottle for cheaper than the photo stores sell them for and you get the beer to boot!