Outdoor glassware that's not made of glass

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  1. s_wit

    s_wit Disciple (352) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I was wondering if anyone knew of any glassware out there that would be good for outdoors. I have a lot of little kids in my yard at any one time and worry about glass breaking. Any suggestions?
  2. s_wit

    s_wit Disciple (352) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin
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    I have a plastic mug but would like something a little more craft friendly.
  3. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (4,533) Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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  4. galvetraz

    galvetraz Initiate (0) Sep 7, 2009 Texas

    I have good luck with the acrylic tumblers and stemless wine cups from Target, even have a couple of the plastic beer mugs like they use at Chili's...at my old house we had a pool so it was a necessity, but with kids too I also feel better about something safer outside
  5. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2010 Texas

  6. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    It's probably not that functional, but there was a guy drinking out of one of these at Dark Lord Day. He also was wearing a khaki kilt.

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  7. shuajw

    shuajw Aspirant (287) Aug 12, 2007 Georgia

  8. yeahnatenelson

    yeahnatenelson Meyvn (1,165) Feb 8, 2010 Illinois
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    I have it on good authority that the Cantillon Iris glass is made of unobtainium. Admittedly, I'm not certain of it's resiliency to small children.
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  9. Pnell316

    Pnell316 Initiate (164) Aug 16, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Was just about to say this, if no glass red solo all the way.
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  10. sjc83

    sjc83 Initiate (152) Apr 4, 2013 Ohio
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  11. DelMontiac

    DelMontiac Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oklahoma

    Sippy cup wine glass, yo.
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  12. s_wit

    s_wit Disciple (352) Apr 26, 2012 Wisconsin
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  13. sjc83

    sjc83 Initiate (152) Apr 4, 2013 Ohio
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    Just one!?
  14. SILVER

    SILVER Aspirant (285) Jan 3, 2007 Florida

    That's very functional. It's called a jack. I have one about 15 years old, although it's not the same as that one, but it is made of leather. It's good for sipping ales and the leather keeps them at a fairly steady temperature.
    Mine gets a workout on St. Patty's Day when most people are drinking out of plastic cup, I have me Jack.
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  15. ConfuseTheMule

    ConfuseTheMule Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Illinois

    I saw that guy at DLD! Was smoking a sick pipe too. He said he had coated the inside of a leather mug that he had fashioned with some sort of epoxy.
  16. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (456) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    That's a silicone pint glass, not silicon. Maybe you just dropped the e while typing. But maybe not, so now you know there's a big difference. The difference underpins a $100 billion industry. Cheers!
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  17. Doc_Hops

    Doc_Hops Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2013 Pennsylvania

  18. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 Illinois

    I have a silipint and love it.
  19. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    Check your local supermarket domestic aisle. They probably have decently priced faux glassware for the budget conscious homeowners looking to fancy it up at dinnertime. Should be right up your alley. (metaphorically, not geographically.)
  20. gameface23

    gameface23 Disciple (376) Jun 27, 2008 Massachusetts

    I have a few acrylic glasses from Crate & Barrel and they are great. There is an acrylic stemless wine glass that works really well for hoppy/strong beers. One important thing to mention, DO NOT PUT ACRYLIC CUPS IN THE DISHWASHER! They crack immediately.
  21. Genuine

    Genuine Devotee (453) May 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I have a couple plastic pint glasses that I'll use outdoors if there's a chance of breakage. Been working great for me so far.
  22. crosamich

    crosamich Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2007 Florida
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  23. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (505) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

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  24. Knownfactor

    Knownfactor Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2010 Colorado

  25. BeerBob26

    BeerBob26 Aspirant (213) Mar 22, 2012 Illinois
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    I've been to a couple outdoor wine fests and they use GoVino stemless wine glasses. Very nice. Apparently they're shatter proof/dishwasher safe.

    I use them on that patio for beers. Can't go wrong - they have this cool thumb groove too:

  26. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (505) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Surprised at all the clear plastic suggestions. You don't want sunlight to go through the glass when outside and plastic usually imparts a little flavor into the beer. Just my $0.02.
  27. oskaraleman

    oskaraleman Initiate (116) Dec 29, 2012 Wisconsin

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