Unique Glassware?

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by BPGEFL, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Has anyone ever seen these glasses before? I was surprised to find 9 of them at my local thrift store (where I buy all my beer glassware) so I snatched them up for pennies. They are the perfect size and, IMO, shape for IPAs (kinda like those DFH IPA glasses), but I have not been able to verify that they were intended for beer or IPAs specifically. Anybody else seen glasses like these? Have you found any other unique glasses that are perfect for enjoying craft beer? (Also, that's the custom bar I built in the basement. Pretty proud of it.)
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  2. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Initiate (181) Jul 26, 2012 Texas

  3. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Thanks, UtisTheLaw, how the hell did you do that?
     
  4. UtisTheLaw

    UtisTheLaw Initiate (181) Jul 26, 2012 Texas

    Followed the link you had put up in the original post and copied the address into the insert/edit image pop-up.

    Those also look like good IPA glasses
     
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  5. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (954) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have one of those glasses that I too picked up from a thrift shop. I like it a lot.
     
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  6. Tertullian007

    Tertullian007 Disciple (307) Nov 4, 2012 Missouri
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    I Think these are handcrafted specifically for thrift stores.
     
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  7. maDUECEgunner

    maDUECEgunner Initiate (0) May 23, 2013 Minnesota

    I got my tulip glass from a thrift store. Best $1.07 ever.
     
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  8. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,771) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Carling used them (and many other styles of glassware) in a series of ads in the early '60s.

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    I've got a few of the same design that were given out by the now-defunct United Brewery Workers Union at their convention in the 1960s.
     
  9. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (389) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I think my parents have a couple of those at their place... Haven't looked specifically for ages... maybe I should look again and maybe adopt them.
    They may be good for my planned experiments in etching glass.
     
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  10. rinhaak

    rinhaak Zealot (524) Jun 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    I've also found a bunch of them at thrift stores. I etched a bunch last year and made "official" glassware for my homebrewery.
     
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  11. spicoli00

    spicoli00 Defender (604) Jul 6, 2005 Indiana

  12. dbrauneis

    dbrauneis Poo-Bah (8,137) Dec 8, 2007 North Carolina
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    My grandparents used to have (and regularly use) these glasses back in the 1980s... not sure what happened to them after my grandfather passed away as he was the only beer drinker in the household.
     
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  13. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Pretty cool. I like to think my IPA glasses have lived a beerful life, even before they got to me.
     
  14. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado

  15. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (559) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

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  16. ChugLife

    ChugLife Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2012 Colorado

    Saying that you shopped at the same thrift store was more of a joke than an actual assumption. I was just pointing out the obvious that the two glasses are from the same era and have a similar style.
     
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  17. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    I'd love to see how they turned out. I might steal your idea.
     
  18. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    That looks more like it might be handmade (handblown?) instead of mass produced. Very cool!
     
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  19. RobertColianni

    RobertColianni Zealot (559) Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Nicely done, Keith :slight_smile:

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  20. BPGEFL

    BPGEFL Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2013 Virginia

    Yes, that is pretty badass. Now I'm inspired to look into doing something like this too. Cheers!
     
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  21. rinhaak

    rinhaak Zealot (524) Jun 23, 2009 Massachusetts

    It's really very simple. I cut out a stencil from some thick adhesive paper. Stuck it on the glass, and lathered on a bunch of etching cream with a popsicle stick. Let it sit for a few minutes, and washed it off. Easy.
     
  22. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Wow, that's awesome. If it's really that easy, I'm doing this for my new brewery that doesn't exist.
     
  23. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (945) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I'm curious now, what adhesive paper did you use? Does the etching cream not affect the paper at all or does it depend on the paper? Does the paper stretch at all to accommodate the curvature of the glass?
     
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  24. rinhaak

    rinhaak Zealot (524) Jun 23, 2009 Massachusetts


    There is adhesive paper made specifically for glass etching. I don't recall off hand who made it, but it was pretty thick and rubbery. I was able to stretch it out to fit the curvature of the glass, but it took a couple tries before I got it just right.

    The rubberiness of the paper prevents the etching cream from affecting it.
     
  25. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (156) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    Came across a dozen or so thrift store IPA glasses today. They even had three styles. Curious about the history of this style.
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  26. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,771) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    The International Union of the United Brewery Workers of America gave out these glasses with their logo for their 33rd Convention in Detroit in 1954.

    And Genesee used the style in a 1974 promo pamphlet (apparently aimed a male drinkers - unknown if this was the era when their "secret ingredient" was testosterone).

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  27. PfeifferMan

    PfeifferMan Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2016

    We have about 8 of those glasses from 1954 Detroit Convention. My Dad worked for Pfeiffers for 17 years, until they closed, and loved that job.

    he International Union of the United Brewery Workers of America gave out these glasses with their logo for their 33rd Convention in Detroit in 1954.

    And Genesee used the style in a 1974 promo pamphlet (apparently aimed a male drinkers - unknown if this was the era when their "secret ingredient" was testosterone).

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