Your favorite glassware

Discussion in 'Breweriana' started by TKEbeerman, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. TKEbeerman

    TKEbeerman Jun 6, 2009 Florida
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    Everyone has their go-to glassware. What influences your choice of favorite glassware? Is it branding on the glass from your favorite brewery? Rarity of the glass? Functionality of the glass?

    For me its functionality. I wasn't a believer in the SA Perfect Pint. A friend of mine gave me a glass for free, and their is a noticable difference that I get when drinking, even across many different styles. The glass could say Big Flats on it, but I'd still love it.
     
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  2. Belial

    Belial Aug 9, 2005 Illinois

    not sure what my favorite is because that depends on beer style but my most used glass is the samuel smith pint glass. so maybe that is my favorite? i once had one crack in my dishwasher and bought a replacement within an hour. yeah thats my favorite glass
     
  3. mporter13

    mporter13 Jul 13, 2011 Oregon

    Deschutes snifter. I just think it looks cool...
     
  4. jaIsPoAn

    jaIsPoAn Aug 1, 2012 New York

    My mikkeller teku I just got today!!
     
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  5. Prh27

    Prh27 Apr 24, 2012 Virginia

    Bought a Perfect Pint a couple months ago and have been a believer ever since. That said, I still use my Delirium Tremens snifter for sours and CBS snifter for big stouts.
     
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  6. kojevergas

    kojevergas Aug 15, 2010 New York
    Beer Trader

    I cherish my Guinness goblet. Also for functionality. Also a big fan of my EKU 28 snifter.
     
  7. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Mar 23, 2008 California

    SA Perfect Pint is the go to.
     
  8. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    It's gotta be the boot.



    There's really not a better glass out there.
     
  9. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    My favorite is probably my Three Floyds teku, but it rarely gets used because I'm afraid I'll break it.

    Depending on what I'm drinking, DFH(stouts) tulip or the SA perfect pint glass(anything other than stouts) are used most often.
     
  10. OtisCampbell

    OtisCampbell Jun 7, 2004 Massachusetts
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    Hill Farmstead 12 oz stems
     
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  11. ucfalum08

    ucfalum08 Jan 20, 2013 Florida

    I use my Spiegelau tulip the most often. If I'm not having a big beer then SA.
     
  12. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Dec 11, 2006 California

    Corsendonk tulip.
     
  13. weatherdog

    weatherdog Nov 7, 2007 Illinois

    I refuse to drink a beer until I have matching glassware. It just doesn't taste right, and it ruins all my instagram photos.
     
  14. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    Masskrug for Munich Helles, Seidla/Steinkrug for Kellerbier, Willibecher for Rauchbier, Weizen glass for Weizen, Stange for Koelsch, Altbierbecher for Alt, whichever brand glass for the brand of Belgian I've ordered, lined pint glass for cask ale, dimpled mug for Czech pils, etc., etc., etc.
     
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  15. RPH2327

    RPH2327 Dec 5, 2010 Pennsylvania

  16. Droogins

    Droogins Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Before it broke, it was a Duvel tulip. I threw just about everything into that glass.
     
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  17. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I like the idea of SA's Perfect pint glass.....but I refuse to buy it because it has Sam Adams on it. After living with two people from Boston during college I can't even stand the sight of anything Sam Adams.
     
  18. Bitter_Echo

    Bitter_Echo Apr 13, 2012 Michigan

    Lately, everything goes into to my Great Great Grandfather's (Hans'!) beer glass.
    Actually posted about this in the past, but clarified recently that it probably was used
    around 1880-1920, and for beer only! Hans holds just over 12 oz, and is simple and old and scuffedand scratched from years of use (looks like it already delivered a million gallons!).
    It was said that his beer had to be in this glass. I'm just moving forward this tradition, I guess.
    Works great, and really allows the beer to express itself. What could be better?
     
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  19. BetterBeerPlz

    BetterBeerPlz Sep 8, 2007 Arkansas

    My brother-in-law gave me a beer mug he got while in Germany in the Marines. I like to enjoy my favorite beers from it, even if it is the wrong glassware.
     
  20. Tballz420

    Tballz420 Mar 4, 2003 Minnesota

  21. jakesingleton

    jakesingleton Nov 2, 2011 Arizona

    [​IMG]
    My abstrakt snifter from BrewDog. My craft beer hobby took off while I lived in the UK, and this was one of the first pieces of glassware I purchased. Hope I don't break it.
     
  22. Groomsy

    Groomsy Sep 23, 2010 Kentucky

    Before it broke, I too was an advocate of the SA Perfect Pint. Gotta order a new one. :(

    I also had (R.I.P. - why do all of my good glasses break?!) a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale snifter that I really enjoyed.

    Nowadays, I just go with a nonic.
     
  23. raczkowski

    raczkowski May 16, 2011 Florida
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    i got a New belgium snifter in atlanta this past thanksgiving and i love it. it is 16 oz so when i pour a 12 oz beer it allows for the extra room for the head to get to its appropriat level. i usethat one very often especially for porters and stouts...

    my buddy gave me a case of terrapin 16 oz masonjar glasses that i love to drink my session beers in. its easy to grab and hold and is pretty cool looking glass. i frequently send that one as an extra as the cherry on top of the trade.
     
  24. JimDH

    JimDH Feb 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Watch for gift packs and replace it--four bottles of Duvel and a glass are barely more expensive than four bottles of Duvel, and there's nothing better in a Duvel glass than Duvel.
     
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  25. MooseBoose

    MooseBoose Jun 6, 2007 Wisconsin

    I like my Surly Darkness snifter and a few other glasses, but I agree with the others here and most of the time I go for the Sam Adams perfect pint. Gives good odor, feels right to drink out of, and easy to hold.
     
  26. grandmeaulnes

    grandmeaulnes Oct 18, 2010 Ohio
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    HF Stemware
    Lost Abbey Rastal Teku
    Crooked Stave Reserve stemware
     
  27. Mediczod

    Mediczod Aug 2, 2012 New York

    My Think Geek pint. I admit it, I'm a geek. But it's also a nice, heavy glass and I don't feel like I'm going to break it every time I touch it.[​IMG]
     
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  28. BostonHops

    BostonHops Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    definitely functionality. i find that a snifter works great for just about any beer, especially those big beers with an aromatic nose... your basic snifter holds a 12oz pour with a good amount of leftover room so you can get your schnoze in there and whiff the aroma which the glass captures.

    FWIW i never really got the appeal of the SA perfect pint.
     
  29. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Duvel tulip for almost everything, over sized Christian Bros snifter for the occasional bomber of whatever I take down, and the occasional Lakefront pint glass (have a million of them).
     
  30. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    Without doubt this:
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  31. Eduk8traz

    Eduk8traz Nov 13, 2010 Arizona

    Depends on the style, but I guess my Duvel tulip is my go to.
     
  32. dan027

    dan027 Mar 28, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Go to Chili's or Applebees, order a Sam Adams and just take the glass home with you. You can scratch the name off if necessary, the glass is fantastic. Other than that one, my Mad Elf tulip
     
  33. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I just got the new DFH IPA glass. I like it a lot, but it is very thin and Im afraid I will break it if I use it too much. My go to is a Piraat tulip, which was the first glass I bought when I got into craft beer.
     
  34. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Jan 26, 2012 Florida

    duvel tulip
     
  35. Michigan

    Michigan Oct 24, 2012 Michigan

    1. Teku
    2. Duvel Tulip
    3. Snifter
     
  36. Droogins

    Droogins Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    Yep. I've been on the lookout ever since.
     
  37. mikecharley

    mikecharley Nov 6, 2008 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    This was my favorite glass for the longest time. Used to put everything into it
    [​IMG]
    And then my dumbass dropped it while washing it two days ago... WTF!
     
  38. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Lot's of cool Duvel collection edition glasses on ebay.
     
  39. Droogins

    Droogins Sep 4, 2012 Massachusetts

    As luck would have it, I just found a gift brick right around the corner from a bottle of Barrel Aged Human Blockhead, which is something I wasn't counting on ever seeing. I've gasped audibly in stores before, but never twice in one trip.
     
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  40. smartassboiler

    smartassboiler Apr 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    My Founders snifter. I have a pair of glasses from each of my favorite breweries, but I find myself picking that one the most often.
     
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