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View Poll Results: Drink from bottle or plastic cup? (Public Poll)
Bottle 23 32.86%
Plastic Cup 46 65.71%
Don't Drink 1 1.43%
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Old 06-13-2007, 12:26 PM   #1
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Heading out on a camping trip for a couple weeks. Italy > Switzerland > Black Forest. Gonna go to the Heineken music festival in Venice, Italy. Not really into the bands, but my wife is. Smashing Pumpkins (should be interesting), The Killers, Arrowsmith, among others.

Here's my concern. We are going to be living out of our car and a tent. I'm taking a bunch of beer and a cooler that I will periodically fill with ice. I don't want to take a beer glass because I love them too much and don't want it to break. So, it's either from the bottle or from a paper/plastic cup. Which is the lesser of two evils?

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Old 06-13-2007, 12:56 PM   #2
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why not buy a cheap pint glass to take with you?

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:07 PM   #3
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I'd just buy a few cheap molded poly/plastic cups (not the disposable party solo cups, the rigid ones that you'd use for water/juice glasses in your kitchen).

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #4
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Plastic cup; gotta decant off the yeast at the bottom. I've drunk plenty of homebrew out of plastic Solo cups, and there's nothing wrong with that.

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:16 PM   #5
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Plastic cups. drinking from the bottle won't allow the beer to aerate a little in the pouring, releasing some of the aromatics. if you are getting some good Belgian beer, smelling it is half the fun.

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Old 06-13-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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I usually have plenty of plastic Solo cups for homebrew when I travel, so that's how I voted. But I like Evan's idea a lot.

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just buy cans! haha i prefer natural light or Pabst Blue Ribbon!

im not a big fan of drinking home brews out of the bottle, and drinking them out of plastic cups reminds me of keg parties! haha

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Old 06-13-2007, 02:47 PM   #8
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Forget about taking HB with you...buy local brews!

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Buy souvenir glasses at the first brewery you tour. Then you have souvenirs AND glass drinking vessels!!!

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Just go snag a couple cheapo pints from the local bar. Just walk in and ask to speak to the head manager/bar owner. Ask them if you can buy a couple new glasses off of em. Bar owners won't care as long as you pay what they pay and you sit down and buy a couple beers from their place.

This way you get their discount prices, you get new glasses to use that your not attached to, and you'll end up with some sweet ass souvenirs (with great stories attached to em) if you can keep them from getting lost/broken.

What if they break/dissapear? Then your just back in the plastic cup scenario your thinking about doing anyway! With some good drinking before hand to boot!

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