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Old 10-17-2009, 06:02 PM   #1
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I just came back from vacation from a state that brews wonderful craft beers.
While I was there I was able to sample a lot of these local craft brews however, every time I ordered a beer, they never gave me a glass. I felt kind of funny always having to ask for one. The waitresses gave me funny looks like I was asking for blood. I don't know, I'm just used to drinking beer from a glass to fully appreciate any beer. Am I wrong?

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:06 PM   #2
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Any craft brewer that knows their stuff will serve their brews with glassware. If you consistently got service that snubbed the use of glasses, then you were just unfortunate to have wait staff that a) didn't know better, and/or b) didn't care.

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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Just because much of the world is inhabited by heathens, no reason you should be one. I vote no, not a snob just educated.

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Yes, you are a snob. And that is a good thing.

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Old 10-17-2009, 06:32 PM   #5
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Unless its Corona with a lime on a beach in the Caribbean, I want my damn beer in a glass.

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Old 10-17-2009, 07:13 PM   #6
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Next time someone brings you a good craft beer (ie not BMC, that stuff you definitely want in a bottle cause you don't want to smell it) in a bottle and gives you a funny look when you ask for a glass, you should sarcastically reply "Would you drink wine out of a bottle?". Although irritating, I can understand when you go to the low end bar to get a beer in a bottle. But in a good restaurant or in a good brew pub, that's inexcusable. It's alright by me to be a dick about it. It's your god given right to not only taste your beer, but to smell it too.

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Brew pub would not be serving their beer in bottles

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Brew pub would not be serving their beer in bottles
Yeah, I've never been in a brew pub that didn't serve their beer in glasses. Sorry about coming off so angry. Although the standing of beer has improved by leaps and bounds, beer is still not perceived as having the same class as wine. Outside of brew pubs, there are definitely stigmas associated with drinking beer. But if beer drinkers continuously demand quality beers with appropriate glassware when they go out, establishments will adapt.
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Rule of thumb.... if beer is darker than your piss, it deserves a glass!

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A good place will not only ALWAYS serve in a glass, but will have the right glass for each beer you order.

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