How does everyone feel about can glasses?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Greenia, Oct 16, 2015.

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  1. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Never used but I'd like to try one some day.
  2. tr9871

    tr9871 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Florida

    I got one as a freebie at a bottle shop a couple years ago. I like it alright, but I have better options and it always finds its way to the back of the cabinet as a result. This thread has inspired me to give it another try though!
  3. IronLion409

    IronLion409 Initiate (0) Jul 1, 2014 Georgia

    Although a snifter is my choice of glassware I actually really like my can glass.
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  4. augiecarton

    augiecarton Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 New Jersey

    it's what i drink boat out of at my house, what more can i say?
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  5. Avelasquez80

    Avelasquez80 Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2015 Texas

    Doesn't really serve a purpose as far as the taste goes but it sure grabs the attention of some folks. Especially when it looks like JFK and Jackie O. [​IMG]
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  6. fredmugs

    fredmugs Initiate (0) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana

    I have a few that I have received for free. Great for guests who don't care or know better.
  7. halo3one

    halo3one Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2014 Georgia

    Might as well use a Mason jar as they're a bit thicker.
  8. RockAZ

    RockAZ Pundit (983) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    I like them, especially the ones I have which feel heavier than a shaker pint glass but look smaller. I like the lip around the rim, it tumbles the beer into my mouth. Your results may vary, but I can get my nose into it as I sip. They fit my hand better than a shaker pint glass, feels like I have a better grip on it. My local brewery had these made up, so not sure if we are all comparing different quality glasses here, but the ones I have are solid pieces of work, a substantial thickness approaching Mason jars but not quite, especially at the rim. It is almost impossible to accidentally tip one of these over because of the heavy base with straight sides it is never top heavy.

    And one other thing, I often drink in the back yard (where it is hot nearly all year) and these easily fit those foam "koozies" as they were made for cans in the first place.

    Not my favorite style of glass, especially for stouts or belgian ales, but for the keg beer in my home (IPA) I now grab these first over the shaker pints when I am going to be busy with my hands and walking around, playing bocce or working in the garage - they don't spill beer!
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  9. TonyLema1

    TonyLema1 Initiate (0) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina

    I've never seen these before, I'd get one as a novelty item
  10. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Not a fan both on aesthetics and the fact that never seem big enough to properly hold a 12oz can (or bottle) of beer -- just not enough space for the head.
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    How much head space do you need?


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  12. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    More than a can glass gives me. The ones I've seen/used didn't even allow for a finger.
  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Grand Pooh-Bah (3,169) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
    Pooh-Bah Society

    Needless to say but your can glasses are very different from my can glasses; mine accommodate a large head.

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  14. breadwinner

    breadwinner Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2014 California

    Sounds like you're in good shape!
  15. DeanMoriarty

    DeanMoriarty Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 California

    Love the "can" glassware!

    Not a fan of the Mason jar glassware though. Too wonky on the mouth....
  16. invertalon

    invertalon Pooh-Bah (1,963) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    I got my "Fist City" can glass a few weeks ago for $1.99... Couldn't pass on it! Love me some Fist City and also wanted the glass... Cheaper than expected.
  17. ShyRonnie

    ShyRonnie Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2015 Kentucky

    I like them a lot. I'm not huge on glassware expect for that I would much prefer a beer out of a glass than a can or bottle. I probably wouldn't dump a FBS in one but most beers I can see through I would. My only problem is that all the ones that I have seem to run across are pretty thin glass. I have never broken one *knocks on wood* but it seems it would be easier to break than a pint glass or mason jar. I'd probably take a mason jar over anything and then the can glass, the benefits being they are harder to spill.
  18. ShyRonnie

    ShyRonnie Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2015 Kentucky

    I'd like to see these, love glass with cool art other than logos.
  19. SveNss0N

    SveNss0N Initiate (0) Feb 16, 2014 Massachusetts

    I like 'em
  20. charlzm

    charlzm Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2007 California

    I finally got one as a freebie at a brewery I visited a few weeks ago. I gave it to my g/f to drink tea.
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  21. JratBones

    JratBones Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2013 Massachusetts

    I have a few. I never drink out of them. Believe they are more for show than for a "particular" beer style. My GF loves them. Tulips,and Teku's are all I use normally.
  22. SaisonRichBiere

    SaisonRichBiere Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2011 Michigan

    Pretty much the very top of the Sam Adams Lager glass with a bottom similar to a pint or a wide pilsener glass. I'm not much of a glass stickler--I've never drank from one, but I'm sure they're ok. More shape to them than a shaker pint or my Lagunitas Mason Jar glass that I use from time to time. Not sure I'm in a hurry to grab one, but wouldn't turn down a beer in one.
  23. ecpho

    ecpho Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 New York

    The Libby can glasses are 16oz not 12 so that should allow more head room.
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  24. RockAZ

    RockAZ Pundit (983) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    Ah, some can glasses are 12 oz ! Mine are 16oz,... perhaps that is part of why I am happy with mine.
  25. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    They are ok. I dont buy them because I have enough glasses. I hvae had them at bars and im indefferent over all. Althouhg to be fair I dont particularly care what glass its in. They only time I activly grab a "correct" glass is if im trying a beer for the first time. If Ive had it before its going in a shaker pint.
  26. zero_signal

    zero_signal Initiate (0) Aug 8, 2013 New Jersey

    I like this glass too.. Glass Solo Cup
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  27. thorkelson

    thorkelson Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2014 Minnesota

    Sounds like these "can glasses" are just good for beers that you should be drinking out of the can or the bottle anyway. Marketing at its finest.
  28. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    They're for any beer you want to drink out of a glass, basically an alternative to a shaker pint. Clearly they aren't marketed towards the anal people who must drink out of 'proper' glassware.
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  29. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    I like 'em. I think they've got a "pop art" style to them. I like the way they feel in my hand and, beer does taste mighty fine out of it. I usually drink beers I've had before out of 'em, but not and enjoyable. always. Proper glassware doesn't always have to be proper; just fun and enjoyable.
  30. DrDemento456

    DrDemento456 Grand Pooh-Bah (3,101) May 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Never even seen one but it sounds gimmicky as hell. Still I use my lagunitas mason jar pint glass all the time. It's easy to clean too with a dish poof.
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  31. HeyLady

    HeyLady Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2015 New York

    Not a fan. I personally just don't like they way they look.
  32. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri

    Favorite of mine as well! Quite the solid glass.
  33. Westyn

    Westyn Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2014 Texas

    I hate them.
  34. Kanger

    Kanger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    I have one from a brewery, but I personally never use it. Rather drink from a snifter or tulip.
  35. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado

    How do I feel about can glasses? I feel like I'm going to be poor. If they are being sold by breweries and brewpubs, I'm going to have to start another collection of printed glassware in addition to my printed shaker pint collection. Does anybody know a beer loving divorce lawyer?
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  36. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Initiate (0) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts

    I have a couple of them from Night Shift. My wife thinks they're the greatest water glasses ever made. I generally drink my beer from a tulip or Teku, mostly because the can glasses are in use by her.
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  37. brother_rebus

    brother_rebus Pooh-Bah (2,306) Jul 28, 2014 Maine
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    Simon pearce beer glass. So craft.
  38. nwacyclist

    nwacyclist Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2014 Arkansas

    I was given some as a gift and decided to use for my oktoberfest beers, I've been digging it.
  39. WillDavis707

    WillDavis707 Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 California

    Not a fan. They look cool, thats forsure, but they seem to produce a lot of head compared to other, more traditional glassware.

    I see no benefit in aroma or drinking, they just look cool.
  40. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Pooh-Bah (2,773) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina

    It strikes me more as a gimmick than anything else.
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