Why isn't glassware for beer made with brown glass?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sandiego67, Feb 15, 2013.

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  1. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Defender (637) Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    It's getting harder and harder to just enjoy a beer without thinking about everything that has or can go wrong with it.

    I gotta stop reading these posts.
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  2. sandiego67

    sandiego67 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2008 California

    No one is complaining. I just happened to think of it after reading about the "special" glassware being made by Sam Adams and DFH.

    If anyone is at all worried about taste, a brown glass would probably be more effective (and easier to manufacture) than a shaped glass or a glass etched to produce bubbles.
  3. JohnQVD

    JohnQVD Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2011 New York

    An interesting idea, but if I'm drinking outside and not under a sunshade of some sort (like if I'm eating at an outdoor table at a restaurant), I'm probably drinking straight out of the bottle (like, say, if I'm pre-gaming). This would be useful for something like Hunahpu Day, except that the pours are generally small enough that I don't think it's that much of an issue. Maybe I need to get a stein in the next couple of weeks.
  4. teal

    teal Initiate (78) May 3, 2012 Wisconsin

    I've never been offered the glass to inspect before the bar keep pulls the beer from the tap. So even clear pint glasses don't get inspected by the purchaser and I've been served enough beer in dirty glasses to realize that they're rarely inspected by a lazy bar tender.
  5. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (424) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    True, but by your comment you can realize that it is a "dirty glass..." so if it was a brown glass you wouldnt be able to realize this.
  6. arniepnminne

    arniepnminne Aspirant (200) Jun 2, 2010 Minnesota
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    Come on Bill Nye the Science Guy, it was a question, geez. On a serious note. When I'm drinking a beer outside, it does not have time to evolve into a "skunked" beer because I drink it, usually before it warms. You could also keep the beer in it's original container.

    Continue to unleash your wisdom upon us. Carry on.
  7. rocdoc1

    rocdoc1 Aspirant (272) Jan 13, 2006 New Mexico

    I see several days wasted with glass cutters and emory cloth.
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  8. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (5,497) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
    Premium Member Beer Trader

    Yep. Because the Germans are about technical and practical functionality.
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