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Old 07-10-2011, 12:05 AM   #1
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After attending a couple of brewfests this summer I realized holding the tasting glasses for 3+ hours is a pain. I got a little tipsy and kept forgetting it on tables and I saw a couple people drop and break them. I ended up making a leather belt holster for the glass to make it easier for me. Only problem is that it will only fit a 4 ounce tasting glass. I've only been to brewfests in Alabama and Tennessee and two out of three used the same size glass. Do most brewfests use similar glasses? What types of glasses have they given you at a brewfest?

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Old 07-10-2011, 12:49 AM   #2
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The ones Ive been to usually use 3-4 oz glass/cups. I volunteer at some of the events in Memphis and they tell us to only pour 2 oz per customer. So I would bet that your holder will work for almost any brewfest.


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Old 07-11-2011, 12:51 AM   #3
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The only beer event that I've been to that didn't use something similar to what have is SAVOR, there they give you a small goblet/wine glass looking thing.
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NoVA Brewfest gave us 6 oz (I think) pilsner tasting glasses. It's the first time I've been, so I don't know if that's the norm.
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I think 4 oz is pretty standard. I've been to a few here in the Central Coast area and all of them used 4 oz glasses.

There's a cool little thing they were selling at one of the festivals. I had to pick it up, because they gave us really nice glasses to taste and I didn't want to lay it down somewhere and forget it. The rings are even interchangeable. The one on there now is for a regular pint glass. I was going to put the 4oz ring in there too, but I seemed to have misplaced it. Oh, the guys were calling it a beer caddy.

The festival was the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival last October.
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Old 07-11-2011, 07:46 AM   #6
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This is sort of why I started making 40 holsters. Probably wouldn't work so well for tastings though...
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This is sort of why I started making 40 holsters. Probably wouldn't work so well for tastings though...
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That's cool, I would love one of those to hold a bomber while I am at a friends house or venturing around.
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I was thinking about putting mine on a lanyard but I didn't want it to interfere with my pretzel necklace. But I like the ring idea so you can use different size glasses. Walking around with a half full pint around my neck might get tiresome though. Have you used yours much? Does it bother your neck?

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I think 4 oz is pretty standard. I've been to a few here in the Central Coast area and all of them used 4 oz glasses.

There's a cool little thing they were selling at one of the festivals. I had to pick it up, because they gave us really nice glasses to taste and I didn't want to lay it down somewhere and forget it. The rings are even interchangeable. The one on there now is for a regular pint glass. I was going to put the 4oz ring in there too, but I seemed to have misplaced it. Oh, the guys were calling it a beer caddy.

The festival was the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival last October.
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Looks nice, but I never know until I get there if the glass will be a pint, a 12 oz mug, 4 oz taster, etc. $ oz was very common in California, but the glass styles varied.

I've got a mug holder that threads on my belt and a smaller holder that was originally for a mead horn.


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