A pint for Dionysus

December 14, 2012

Glassware

Filed under: other blogs — Tags: , — grotusque @ 10:29 am

Longtime readers may know that I find most arguments about ‘the proper glass’ for beer to be ridiculous.

The glass should be clean. If it is, drink yer beer.

But I have to admit that this glass is pretty awesome. Admittedly, this is in part because I can understand its usefulness immediately. Plus, it’s a way to double fist in a single fist!

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9 Comments »

  1. I’d like to try it.

    Comment by Ron — December 14, 2012 @ 7:15 pm

    • It really seems neat, doesn’t it!

      Comment by grotusque — December 15, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

  2. Your point is spot on. Clean glass and a beer equals consume. Having said that, some of his other glassware looks pretty cool. I am especially taken with the Malty Beer Glass.

    Comment by Brian — December 15, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    • No kidding! I certainly am not opposed to beautiful glasswork and this dude has some very pretty things.

      Comment by grotusque — December 15, 2012 @ 3:01 pm

  3. After visiting Belgium, Germany, and living in England. I would like to debate that using any clean glass to enjoy your beer is wrong. For example, drinking Gueuze or Westmalle from a standard shaker pint glass is a horrible idea. I guarantee you that your experience wouldn’t be the same as drinking from a small flute for Gueuze or a chalice for Westmalle. Those glasses enhance those volatile aromas to the nose, change how quickly you consume the beer, and even changes the way you perceive that particular beer. I have many different glasses for different styles of beer and I know when I’m feeling lazy and use a shaker pint glass for a style of beer that isn’t appropriate. I lose out on that beer experience. But great post! Cheers! :)

    Comment by Norse God Brewery — December 16, 2012 @ 3:47 am

    • I do hope to do a test like this someday and try the same beer from different glasses. If nothing else, it will settle the question for me!

      Comment by grotusque — December 17, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

  4. Glass’? That’s not a word.

    Comment by Thedr9wningman — December 18, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    • Also, “its usefulness”. Sorry. Now to the content!

      Comment by Thedr9wningman — December 18, 2012 @ 9:53 am

      • If you’d read the content first, you would’ve seen that I was quoting something, the phrase was ” arguments about ‘the proper glass’ “. There was no use of possessive.

        I don’t mind your editorial notes but I don’t think it’s too much to ask that you read it, then provide corrections.

        Comment by grotusque — December 18, 2012 @ 10:10 am


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