Improper glassware

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

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  1. MisterBisco

    MisterBisco Disciple (383) Feb 18, 2009 New York
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    Truth be told, you're all classless ignoramuses.

    I drink all of my beers the way they are meant to be drunk. 4 ounces at a time. Shaken. In a martini glass.

    Because a martini glass always says "classy."
  2. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Sometimes just be a wiseass, I go to a craft bar, drink Three Philosophers straight out of the bottle, then order a Bud light and request the bartender to pour it in a Champagne Flute.
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  3. mattfitz

    mattfitz Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2009 Connecticut

    I prefer a bar offer an 8 ounce option in addition to full pint for typical draught beer. In Portland, OR one finds that is the case quite often. Where I am from (New Haven, CT) it is very much the exception.

    Other than that, brewer's recommendation (tulip, snifter, et cetera). Also, I will never join a stein/glass/whatever club since those are generally larger volume.
  4. lancecenter

    lancecenter Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2011 Texas

    That is, without a doubt, the grossest thing I've ever read. I feel like crying and/or taking a shower now.
  5. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Its hilarious.
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  6. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (1,506) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana
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    On the note of improper glass wear, seems every Christmas, I get more pint glasses. A different team, brewery, witty saying, etc. Pints are relatively versatile glasses at least. Anybody else have this issues?
  7. Pinknuggets

    Pinknuggets Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    I hate shitty glassware it ruins the pour and call me snob but shit pisses me off I wish I could just bring my HFS sniffer to the bar sometimes I feel like it makes a difference
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  8. darknova306

    darknova306 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2005 New York

    If it's made of glass and can act as an alcohol delivery device for my liver... then I'm game.
  9. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,036) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    Again, this is a beer website where we voice our opinions on beer. It's asinine of you to think that being served beer in a glass in which I do not approve of (but will still drink from) is my number one concern in this life. I mean, shit. What are you doing wasting time on this site? Shouldn't you be volunteering at the local homeless shelter? Why aren't you picking up trash at the beach right now? Why arent you currently somewhere with the Peace Corps? You are a horrible human being.
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  10. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    I think its a combination of the glassware, how clean the glassware is, the shape of the glassware and if the glassware is being re used for yet another beer. It also annoys me if someone uses the glass to sample beer and then pours more beer into the glass.
  11. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,204) Mar 18, 2010 California

    I drink beer out of the little plastic cup that comes with Pepto Bismol. Great size for tickers too.
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  12. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    I could call you an overbearing, self-absorbed whiny little prick, but I won't.
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  13. Thehuntmaster

    Thehuntmaster Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2009 South Africa

    I am very picky about the glassware I use, I drink almost everything from either a 750ml red wine glass or a 750ml snifter.
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  14. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Meyvn (1,036) Dec 11, 2006 California
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    You are entitled to your opinion, just like I was when I originally posted. Again, this is a website about beer, and I wanted to state my opinion on glassware. In-between that, I don't understand why you had to degrade me with you comments (especially with your second one). Overall, I believe that you read too far into my post. Maybe me saying "pisses me off" was not the best choice of words when I was just simply trying to imply what frustrates me about glassware. Beer is beer. It is a glorious luxury that all of us here are fortunate to have. I'm not here to argue - maybe debate - but not argue. Have a good one.
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  15. drevim

    drevim Initiate (0) Oct 12, 2012 Indiana

    Just last night I was told by a server that they had Devil Made Me Do It on special, fishbowl size for the pint price. Sign me up. Then I get a frosted fishbowl. I accepted it, but was a bit disappointed, since these guys usually have their act together regarding craft beer. Took longer than I had to let it warm up. Probably drank a pints worth, lesson learned. Ask for a room temp glass.
  16. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,647) Oct 14, 2009 Texas
    Beer Trader

    How would we classify the red thing with the lid on it? I'm thinking... stein. Very, very big & nontraditional stein.
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  17. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (472) Jan 7, 2011 California
    Beer Trader

    . . .that red pot is bad ass too!
  18. hutch24

    hutch24 Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2012 West Virginia

    two choices: tulip or gold chalice
  19. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    It's a crock pot. They're everywhere in Minnesota - always photo bombin'
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  20. stirlingtrent

    stirlingtrent Initiate (0) Jan 1, 2012 California

    At a dive bar in Denver got served a Great Divide Orabelle, their version of a tripel, in a pint glass and it pretty much ruined it.
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  21. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (379) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    I pour beer into a shaker pint 99% of the time. I did just buy a nonic 2 days ago though
  22. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    Have you posted this in the Beer Snob thread?
  23. El_Chupahueso

    El_Chupahueso Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 California


    For me, what it really boils down to is, does the vessel enhance or detract from my enjoyment of the beverage in question. In this case, its a resounding HELL YEAH! :grinning:
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  24. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,790) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    Serve me a beer in a frackin' mason jar at risk to your physical well-being. Fake ironic, hipster-poking-fun-at-poor-people idiots. Other than that, I don't much care. At home I use mostly a 9oz glass that sort of a cross between a Pils and wheat glass, or a 10oz goblet.
  25. Pinknuggets

    Pinknuggets Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    nope don't really know what you mean by that and if your gonna call me a snob because I like having the right glassware and I expect a reasonable restaurant or bar to have the proper glassware as it isn't hard to figure out then call me a beer snob, but ill drink the beer whatever it comes in just sometimes i won't be happy about it I still would never not drink the beer
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  26. BierGartenok

    BierGartenok Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2009 Oklahoma

    That's fucking comedy right there
  27. MacNCheese

    MacNCheese Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2011 California

    That's a helluva sentence. You forgot to add these '.' and '.' and '.'. Or do you always jibberjabber as a 5 yr old would?
  28. SlickRick

    SlickRick Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2005 Georgia

    A bottle is preferred here. It would be wasting too much drinking time to pour it in a mason jar!
  29. Pinknuggets

    Pinknuggets Initiate (0) Oct 5, 2012 Massachusetts

    No I just give zero fucks about grammar when I am drinking a beer typing on a beer forum I will never understand grammar nazi's you got what I meant right? okay good that was the point, nothing more needs to be said I'm not at work/school.
  30. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (873) Aug 26, 2009 California

    I drink out of mason jars all the time. Beer, coffee, tea, water, wine... all out of a mason jar most of the time. Most of them are from empty Green Mtn. Gringo salsa jars. Doesn't make sense to recycle them when they make perfectly good drinking vessels, leftover containers, spice jars, etc...
  31. AlaskanYoung

    AlaskanYoung Disciple (379) Dec 1, 2011 Arkansas

    Kinsman just doesn't give a fuck. I like that.
  32. yinzer

    yinzer Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2006 Pennsylvania

    I like the spittoon. Do you chew Skoal?
  33. DPMomutant

    DPMomutant Devotee (460) Feb 10, 2004 Missouri

    I'm not supposed to shotgun Ten Fidy??
  34. kona650

    kona650 Initiate (153) Jun 12, 2011 California

    EXACTLY!!!! Thank you !
  35. adkieffer

    adkieffer Disciple (326) Nov 23, 2010 Washington

    This >
    Looks like my standard tailgate or camping trip! Although I do have plastic stemless wine glasses to drink from
  36. kenpo23

    kenpo23 Initiate (0) Oct 8, 2009 Massachusetts

    Oh my Rhett! This beer is in the wrong glass! What ever shall we do!? *swooning fall to the floor*
  37. azorie

    azorie Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2006 Florida

    If the beer is good and the price is right, I can live with a plastic cup. In fact was up in savannah not long ago and I love those to go cups. Nothing like drinking a good brew and walking the
  38. epk

    epk Initiate (146) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    I can live with the wrong type of glass - or just a standard pint as a catch all - but it does thankfully seem that more and more places are getting on board with using proper or near proper glasses per the type anyway. In some other places, I still have to actually ask for a glass - and these are places with decent lists which makes it a little sad.
  39. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    Seriously? You sound like you're one of those people that drinks any beer out of a tulip glass just to look cool at a party.

    Sure certain beers belong in certain glasses, but at the same time don't be too picky. Quite often, I prefer a standard pint glass, and they work well when drinking a standard IPA or Pale Ale.

    That being time I was at some BMC burger joint with my family. I was quite surprised to find Smuttynose IPA on their beer list. When the waiter came back with the uncapped bottle and nothing else I was like..." serious?"
  40. BMitch

    BMitch Initiate (170) Jul 10, 2012 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    My normal beer spot usually is good with glassware, but for whatever reason last Friday they had run out of glasses and resorted to using plastic cups. My initial reaction of jokingly thinking "WTF is this shit?" lasted for all of about 3 seconds until that first sip hit my lips and then what do you know, it no longer mattered.

    Bottomline, it's a freakin glass... if they have the proper glassware, sure hook me up; but if they don't, it's not going to diminish the experience of drinking a great beer at all.
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