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Old 04-20-2007, 06:25 PM   #1
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I like certain styles of glasses....just for the cool factor.

Saw a style that I guess is English--but not positive on the name of it. I believe it is called a nonik....but not sure.

It looks like this:



What is the background on this? I typically only see them with English style pale ales....

What is the bulge there for? Aesthetics only?
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:29 PM   #2
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I thought the bulge (hehe, "bulge") was there to make it less apt to nick if you knocked it over.

EDIT:
From Wikipedia's entry on pint glasses...

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"Conical" glasses are shaped, as the name suggests, as an inverted truncated cone around six inches tall and tapering by about an inch in diameter over its height. More often than not, the glass bulges out a couple of inches from the top; this is partly for improved grip, and partly to prevent the glasses from sticking together when stacked.This style of bulged conical glass is often termed "nonic" by suppliers[1]. This is the most common type of pint glass found in UK pubs.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:29 PM   #3
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I think that they stack better with the bulges, as well as look cool.

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Old 04-20-2007, 06:30 PM   #4
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I always heard that one of the reasons was that it allowed for stacking without the glasses sticking together. It's also easier to hold than a straight sided glass.

Note: I've never heard this from a reliable source, so it could be just another urban legend.

 
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:32 PM   #5
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Actually the bulge is [also] for hanging the glasses between two suspended rods above the bar.

An English Pub "Pint" glass. Also made by the French. They're hard to acquire. I see them less and less at pubs. There was one place online that was selling them for $8.00 usd a glass. If anyone finds a cheap source for these, please let me know!

Libbey glasware makes a american sized pint version of these for fairly cheap.


[EDIT:] Apprantly libbey makes the big ones now too.
http://www.restockit.com/20-Oz-Engli...LE-TODAY!.html

The authenic ones are 20oz and come from Britain or france and are stamped with the size on the bottom.
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:40 PM   #6
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That is definitely one of my fav. styles of glass.

 
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Interesting...thanks everyone. I wiki'd nonik and didn't come up with anything....

I need to get some of these, preferably with my logo on it.
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Interesting...thanks everyone. I wiki'd nonik and didn't come up with anything....

I need to get some of these, preferably with my logo on it.
That's 'cause you've got to spell it correctly
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Old 04-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #9
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I got one of those 20oz one's Don't even know where I got it from but it's a Bass logo'd one. Nice glass, only I get to use

 
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I thought for a minute you were talking about the kind of beer glasses where the more you drink, the better ugly women look through your "beer glasses".


 
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