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Improper glassware

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by RaulMondesi, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. PyroHopBomb

    PyroHopBomb Disciple (60) Nevada Oct 16, 2012

    As long as its glass and not frosted I don't mind
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  2. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (420) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    Always out of a glass, but sometimes I'll have a DIPA out of a simple tumbler glass even though my tulip and snifter glasses are sitting right there. They gotta know who's boss.
  3. Crackerroll

    Crackerroll Savant (380) Missouri Jan 16, 2011

    I'm okay as long as its not a "frosted glass". Nothing screams "I don't know beer" more than that.
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  4. Well I was pretty happy with my improper glassware experience. Went to BWW And ordered a GI Matilda because they are $3.50 everyday and it was served in a pint glass, so I ordered quite a few more.
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  5. rodlavers

    rodlavers Savant (490) Pennsylvania Jun 20, 2012

    My girlfriend got me a set of Lagunitas mason jars after I was served a Lil Sumpin Ale last summer at Michael Diversey's in Chicago, and fell in love (with the glass, that it)...It's not my go too but I do like them. Really like my Founders snifter, and my Samuel Adams Perfect Pint Glasses are nice, as well.
  6. hoptualBrew

    hoptualBrew Advocate (630) Florida May 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    Being offended by glassware is laughable. It's BEER! Take Charlie Papazian's advice, "Relax, don't worry. Have a (home)brew".
  7. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    I normally am the first to mentally/publicly hate on anyone who I feel is complaining about first world problems... but if you're gonna be dumb as sh*t (like I am) and spend a ka-jillion dollars on a bottle of beer, PLEASE POUR IT IN THE CORRECT GLASSWARE. Science, Bro.
  8. Premo88

    Premo88 Champion (865) Texas Jun 6, 2010

    I'll say what little about it I can:

    The Duvel I recently poured into a standard mug simply wasn't as good as the Duvel I poured into a Belgian ale glass about two nights later.

    Holy crap ... the way that ale glass helps focus the head ... I'm a beer novice in many ways, but I know enough to know the Duvel in the mug was damn good but the Duvel in that proper glass was freaking unbelievable.

    With that said, if you hand/serve me a beer, I'm going to drink it. And I might ask for/order another ...
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  9. It's like just an opinion, dude.
  10. kingofhop

    kingofhop Advocate (565) Oklahoma May 9, 2010

    Yeah, nothing pizzes me off more than beer in a Mason jar. Not worldwide wars, insurmountable debt, incivility, senseless murder, inflation, shrinking paychecks etc. Nope, not nuthin'. Mason jars take the cake.
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  11. mnrider

    mnrider Savant (465) Connecticut May 26, 2009

    I just open the bottle/can and stick a Pink Bendy Straw in it, and I'm good to go.
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  12. GFG

    GFG Savant (315) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I love improper glassware bars! A bar where I live does shaker pints for everything they have and from 4-9 every day it's $2.50 for ANY beer they have. Just yesterday I had a Narwhal and a Bigfoot ale in a shaker pint and it only cost $5. They do it with Hopslam too. So in my mind, improper glassware wins :D
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  13. Please don't stereotype us frosted glass lovers. I actually know quite a bit about beer!

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  14. Who gives a shit, a good beer is good regardless of what glass it's served in
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  15. Cazlo

    Cazlo Savant (350) Pennsylvania Sep 7, 2011

    When at home its almost always a tulip or a snifter...but sometimes it just doesn't matter. This was taken on a beer trip with friends at a shitty El Cajon hotel around 3am. It was one of the best and most memorable beers I've ever had, plastic cup and all.

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  16. tsondie21

    tsondie21 Aficionado (110) Wisconsin Feb 24, 2011 Beer Trader

    Frosted glasses are really the only thing that bothers me. Another related thing that irks me is when I will have some amazing/expensive beer left in the bottle because my glass is small and one of my friends starts drinking out of it. It is such a waste. I am happy to share, but not if they drink it out of the bottle.
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  17. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    Nothing pisses me off more than those Hill Farmstead wimpy wine glasses
    posing as beer glasses. Worse? Those tek tu(?) ones. I mean what the name if holy farts are those for? It's like you can imagine some glass Japanese warrior to crawl out from it and tell you you are doing it all wrong
  18. I like my glassware but generally I'm not stupidly precious about it. I do draw the line at drinking out of styrofoam/paper/plastic cups and straight from the bottle though.
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  19. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. No tulips while tailgating.
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  20. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    If I had put enough thought and dedication into a tailgate to bring a Rare, you better believe I'll be drinking that $45 bottle of beer out of a snifter. I'd probably even be picky about what snifter I was using.
  21. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's a tradition now so we'll be doing it again this year.
  22. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    I'm picky about my glassware. I think it makes a big difference. If you disagree with me, I won't be offended.
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  23. coreyfmcdonald

    coreyfmcdonald Advocate (625) Georgia Nov 13, 2008 Beer Trader

    Alright, I'll be there. Thanks for the invite! I'll provide the glassware.
  24. I love almost any beer out of a pint glass.
  25. legend8706

    legend8706 Savant (335) Virginia Oct 31, 2012

    Its one thing to be at home and drink your beer in a mason's jar, tumbler, solo cup, yahtzee shaker, etc, however if you're at a nice beer bar like I was the other night, you don't want your Duchesse De Bourgogne in a regular pint glass, especially if you have tulip glasses sitting on the shelf below! But with that said, to each his own I suppose..
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  26. Durb777

    Durb777 Savant (460) Illinois Nov 30, 2011 Beer Trader

    April 1st opening day for the White Sox. Let me know if you want me to pick you up from the airport.
  27. Nothing worse than a $10 brandy snifter size pour of someone's "Awesome" barleywine or Barrel aged whatever.
  28. The horrors that you've seen. But you have no right to call me an improper glassware provider. You have a right to kill me. You have a right to do that... but you have no right to judge me. It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror... Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror
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  29. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Advocate (660) New York Feb 18, 2009 Beer Trader

    Points for the first person to document them downing their Westy 12 in the proper glassware.*

    *A beer bong, of course.
  30. Somebody post another picture please, this shit is hilarious.

    Highly-rated Imperial Stout, served in a sippy cup.
    Vintage Gueuze, served in a paper soft drink cup with lid and bendy straw.
    Hard-to-find Belgian Quad, served in the reindeer antler-shaped egg nog mug (as seen in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation).
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  31. DirtyKurt

    DirtyKurt Zealot (90) Illinois Jan 12, 2013

    Glassware? I drink my beer out of a plastic bag with a hole in the corner. But on a serious note I can't really tell the difference between different glasses. My buddy who is helping me break into the craft beer seen always lends me a snifter and I'm just fine with it.
  32. GFG

    GFG Savant (315) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I once drank a Surly Abrasive out of a travel coffee mug while tailgating. I was really drunk, so I don't exactly know why I did it. But I'll be damned if it didn't minimize the spilling opportunities since I could close it after I took a drink
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  33. frazbri

    frazbri Advocate (705) Ohio Oct 29, 2003

    The first impression of mason jars as glasses: hillbilly glassware. But other than that, they actually work well.
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  34. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (880) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    I don't give a damn what you put it in as long as it ends up in my belly.
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  35. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) California Jul 26, 2012

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  36. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Aficionado (230) Wyoming Jan 10, 2013

    I'll drink out of a bottle or can in the right situation. I'm in the mountains quite a bit...camping off the motorcycle, fly fishing, hiking, etc...and it's often just not convenient to tote out the fine glassware. And anyways, sometimes cracking a can or bottle and drinking straight out of it is just pleasing in those situations. I doubt I'd carry a fancy rare beer on a wilderness backpacking trip, but a couple cans of a delicious-but-common craft? Sure.

    Improper glassware doesn't irk me too much. I definitely appreciate proper glassware for beer types. But pint shakers typically satisfactory. Usually when I drink at home, I drink out of a tulip because I just happen to prefer it. Unless it was a very blatantly incorrect glass (a stout in a pilsner flute or something), I don't think I'd be too butthurt about it. Ultimately, a beer is a beer. That said, drinking beer out of a mason jar isn't too appealing to me. I haven't ever been served one though.
  37. Call me old fashioned, but shaker pints work pretty damn well for me.
  38. Wait, you mean you don't always have to serve beer in a funnel?
  39. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (810) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    "Old fashioned"? Using a so-called 'shaker pint' as a beer drinking vessel only dates from the late 1970's - it's safe to say that the majority of other classic beer glass styles predate that.
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