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Show us your broken glassware

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by Abbbp, May 24, 2016.

  1. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (743) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    "Fucking, fuckity fuck, fuck, fuck..."

    We've all been there- well, everyone besides me, that is until this past weekend. Top shelf dishwasher, like always, and down goes this beauty. The willi is by far and away my favorite style of glass, love it's universality, however, losing this one dang near brought me to tears. I was amazed by just how clean the break was...

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    Misery loves company, show me yours...
     
  2. Monkeyknife

    Monkeyknife Poo-Bah (3,040) Jan 8, 2007 Missouri
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    I ALWAYS hand wash my glasses. My just-home-from-college-daughter favors awkwardly stacking the dishwasher for all her glassware cleaning needs. I know my glass pales to your beautiful Tree House glass but it served many a nice beer in it's lifetime.

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  3. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (314) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts

    I have 2 cats...this page wouldn't load if I took pics of all the damaged glasses and posted.

    edit: My wife has 2 cats
     
  4. SirBottlecap

    SirBottlecap Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2013 California

    [​IMG] Thanks for dredging up old, rotten memories. I was cleaning this, my Golden Relic, when l decided to move over to a fluffier, gentler carpet to hand-dry it over before l placed it upon a new GABF Shelf Of Honor, when it broke in my hand, just like that...here's my awful attempt at resurrection. I got depressed about my whole project (an onging beer-wall-museum-thing) and put it aside for the last four months. Then zekeman17 sent me a Billy Beer, Robin Hood Cream Ale Can and numerous caps last week, and all is well. Beer Wall update soon...
     
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  5. elNopalero

    elNopalero Poo-Bah (2,987) Oct 14, 2009 Texas

    Lost a Lagunitas mason jar glass recently. Don't know how-thought those things were nigh well indestructible ... Until I set it down at just the wrong angle with just a little too much force.
     
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  6. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (743) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    My 2013 Bourbon Barrel Temptress beauty... Damn, just happened this weekend
     
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  7. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Crusader (712) Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Lost my favorite IPA glass to over aggressive[​IMG] towel drying
     
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  8. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (117) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    I don't have pics, but my wife has been on an ("accidental") glass smashing spree lately. First it was the pint glass I got from the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008 and then an Innis & Gunn stemmed glass. All it means is I get to buy new glassware!
     
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  9. newjack

    newjack Initiate (0) Aug 22, 2014 Illinois

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    Twas a sad day.
     
  10. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (2,270) Jan 4, 2013 California
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    I didn't think cats could be any worse.. Turns out, they can.
     
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  11. mythaeus

    mythaeus Crusader (788) Jul 22, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Kitty Bu got rarer...

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  12. greenhorn

    greenhorn Initiate (98) Jan 18, 2012 Arizona
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  13. srgehl

    srgehl Initiate (104) Oct 22, 2014 New Jersey
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    Knocked it off the end table this morning cleaning up. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  14. jmasher85

    jmasher85 Zealot (571) Mar 27, 2015 Maryland
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    I (and my wife) have 4 cats. I've learned the hard way to stop buying crystal or those thin Spieglau glasses... Only thick glass and hard plastic for me now!
     
  15. HattedClassic

    HattedClassic Poo-Bah (2,506) Nov 23, 2009 Virginia
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    Those Spieglau IPA glasses are surprisingly fragile. I just gripped mine by the rim today while washing and it cracked.
     
  16. dmbforever

    dmbforever Moderator (732) May 8, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Ouch...That's a tough loss. One of my favorites in my collection. Hope you find a replacement.
     
  17. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,189) Mar 12, 2010 California

    I've lost twin drinking buddies, we shared many great beers together
    Both were fragile and the death blow to each was minor, I'll miss 'em
    In honor of these friends I share with you the final images and some of the good times we had in wbaydn

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    he died alone
    spillage was the first to come, grieve
    though not spoken, many thought he, not Spencer, killed his brother
    in fact, all his mourners thought so
    never know for sure now

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    §ucaba
    the twins playing frisbee cap
    Sunday, September 21, 2014, 2:14:04 PM

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    Prior 8
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    Cuvée Van De Keizer Blauw
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    although shadowed, it was all fun and games earlier
    bump in the night
    Ladycandle saw and gasped
    you can see where Spencer stood
    no worry, god was watching

    sláinte to my fallen friends
    friday cheers
    jd
     
  18. hopsputin

    hopsputin Meyvn (1,431) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey

    A beautiful tribute, RIP.
     
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  19. colts9016

    colts9016 Poo-Bah (2,143) Jul 2, 2007 Idaho
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    Touching trubute, thanks for sharing.
     
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  20. james02

    james02 Initiate (85) Jan 29, 2015 New York

    Sad...
     
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  21. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2009 California

    You're an odd dude....
     
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  22. james02

    james02 Initiate (85) Jan 29, 2015 New York

    More of a reason to adopt...
     
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  23. impending

    impending Meyvn (1,189) Mar 12, 2010 California

    Hey hops, colts, suds, basss and jimmy - thanks for the sympathy
    these little devils are irreplaceable, when the first one broke I was glad to have two
    cheers to ya
     
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  24. jeremyz

    jeremyz Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2019

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    First actual beer drinking glass I've owned, so I was a bit careless with it, like leaving it out to air dry or soak in some soap. I wouldn't have been that upset if it wasn't my 21st birthday gift. So oops. Anyone have any ideas to keep it around?
     
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  25. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Aspirant (284) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    just the most recent victim of my wifes dish washing rage lol, she hand washes but never anticipates what happens when you stack all those hand washed dishes/glasses
     
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  26. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,259) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    Your image doesn't load for some reason. Retrying here for you. Good luck with your glass!

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  27. brutalfarce

    brutalfarce Aspirant (284) Mar 23, 2018 Connecticut
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    That crack looks just like mine lol
     
  28. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,409) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

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    20 years ago or so, bought a set of six of these old Pilsner Uquell stemmed glasses off of eBay for a about a buck each, plus postage. One arrived broken and even though the package was insured it was just too much hassle to make a claim for a "partial" damaged package since I still had five good ones- but was never able to throw it out.
     
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  29. loebrygg

    loebrygg Initiate (173) Jun 4, 2016 Norway

  30. schteve

    schteve Aspirant (205) Sep 10, 2003 New Jersey

    What a beautiful and heartbreaking picture.
     
  31. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (375) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    My wife has done a number on my glasses - from a couple mini-snifters with the Left Hand logo, to a couple Glencairn tasting glasses (those were great for bourbon) to various beer glasses - the Speiglau IPA, Maine Beer curved pint (haven't found one with that shape since that actually holds a full 16 oz with headroom) etc. My most recent casualty was a Unibroue Maudite snifter. I got a little cranky on that one (I'd had it for a long time and was one of my go-to glasses for most of that) and threw it in the trash a little harder than strictly necessary and SHE got mad at ME for it... *grump* you were the one that broke it, can't I be a little upset about it?
     
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  32. PaulQuinn

    PaulQuinn Initiate (85) May 27, 2011 British Columbia (Canada)

    Seems like she is trying to send you a message.
     
  33. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (375) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    what message could that possibly be? :innocent: Of course, when she breaks one, I have to replace it. Getting the "where's it going to live?" question when I bring it in. Maybe I should start asking her that when she gets a new pair of shoes...
     
  34. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Initiate (131) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    My wife has banned Spiegelau glasses in the house after an IPA glass and Stout glass broke by basically looking at them wrong.