State Code-Brewery Code-Catalog NumberSizeSidesRarity Code Date
State Code:Two letter abbreviation for the state Brewery Code: Where possible, I used the first few letters of the brewery name Catalog Number: Sequence number within the brewery, a lower number does not always indicate a coaster was produced before
or after a higher number. It is based on when the coaster was submitted to the guides. Catalog numbers could also contain letters
if the coaster is part of a very similar 'set' of coasters AND it was known to be part of a set when Catalog Numbers are assigned
Size: Inches or in some cases fraction of an inches. The Anheuser Busch Bud coasters are in centimeters to make it easier to
identify those minor size differences
Sides: 1/0 - One sided coaster ..........1/1 - Two sided coaster, sides the same (different color considered a 1/2 coaster) ..........1/2 - Two sided coaster, sides are different
Rarity Code: 5 - Rare coaster, very few are known to exist ...................4 - A very hard coaster to find, surfaces occasionally at auctions or trade shows ...................3 - Tough coaster to find but most serious collectors will have it ...................2 - Can be found at most trade shows that have a decent amount of coasters ...................1 - At almost all brewery shows and at times can still be found at bars, beer festivals or general trading
Note - The rarity indicator is an interpretation of how often collectors have seen the coaster available. It should not be used
solely for pricing since sleeves of rare coasters sometimes 'magically' appear that devalues the coaster significantly
Date: Date when the coaster was added to the guide or an approximate date based on a hand-written date on the coaster
When multiple dates are identified along with a different Catalog Number, this indicates that there are different dates printed on
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Starting in February 2011 and when identified by the submitter, a (c) before the date indicates a date is printed on the coaster.
Therefore a "(c) 2011" "2011" would have different semantics. Without the (c) indicates a when the date was added to the
guides. As always there are exceptions and not 100% accurate.
Coaster Index Created by Doug Henne: Microsoft Excel based index of U.S. &
Canadian coaster guides including many alternative names on those coasters.
Also included are the names that might be used for a coaster, the brewery
name, the location (city & state), the guide you will find the coaster and the
code given for the brewery
Beer Coaster Guides
See below for Catalog Code Information
The following links will take you to the original coaster guides. Use them only as a point of
reference only in case there are questions with the new and improved guides run by Gil Davis.
Individual states will not be updated once Gil takes over the state.