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Old 01-31-2013, 02:27 AM   #1
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Just curious, what type of container do you serve your guests' beer in. I have my first batch about to be ready in 3 weeks and plan to have a handful of folks come over for a sampling of my first batch. I'm considering purchasing customized pint glasses with my name and logo. A bit cheezy? What do you think?


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Old 01-31-2013, 02:37 AM   #2
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I have a collection of pint glasses from different brewery's + some with my logo on them in the freezer just waiting for guests. It's always special to get a frozen mug and fill it your self. Your guests will love it and think its sweet:-)
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Do whatever you want man. Part of the joy of this hobby, and I think, why most of us do it. Have fun with it; if you want custom glasses, get custom glasses.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:55 AM   #4
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I have a collection of pint glasses from different brewery's + some with my logo on them in the freezer just waiting for guests. It's always special to get a frozen mug and fill it your self. Your guests will love it and think its sweet:-)
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I have an obscene amount of brewery glasses. I have some favorites though for home brew. Any of my stemmed beer glasses, which I have 3 Ommegangs, a Weyerbacher (my personal favorite as a Tulip glass) a Corsendonk, 2 35th Anniversary Stuff yet Face glasses and a Magic Hat something or the other.

I'm not a fan of sharing something I love so much in shaker glasses. Something that actually holds head and aromas in instead of letting them escape all willy nilly. That said I love my shakers for display, but I prefer the beer specific glasses, like pilsner glasses, pub glasses, etc. Shakers are great for water, for mixed drinks, tea, etc. And they'll do in a pinch for beer. But I'm a sucker for beer specific glasses.

For my own tasting I want to get this LINK
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I'm not a fan of sharing something I love so much in shaker glasses. Something that actually holds head and aromas in instead of letting them escape all willy nilly. That said I love my shakers for display, but I prefer the beer specific glasses, like pilsner glasses, pub glasses, etc. Shakers are great for water, for mixed drinks, tea, etc. And they'll do in a pinch for beer. But I'm a sucker for beer specific glasses.
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Personally, I think shaker pints are the absolute worst glassware for serving beer. Head retention sucks, and there is nothing special about the experience. I would opt for virtually any other glassware than shaker pints. The only reason bars use them is that they are very durable and stackable.

I believe the glassware link he sent you is available at Target for $19.99 too.
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Old 01-31-2013, 03:12 AM   #6
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We buy glassware from each brewery we visit. Unfortunately most of them only have shaker pints, but anytime they have imperial pints or tulips we're sure to grab one. That's pretty much all the glassware we have at the moment. I'm looking at getting some vinyl templates made to etch my own set of glasses. There's quite a few threads on here dealing with that. It's quite a bit cheaper than having glasses custom made, there's usually a pretty hefty setup charge for that.
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I love these http://www.dogfish.com/store/glasswa...ture-glass.htm

A little pricey but they're awesome
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Like some of the folks in this thread, I collect brewery glassware and make a point of visiting breweries whenever I travel. Been doing it for over 23 years and have... Well... Too many damn glasses. I keep an assortment of about 75 of my more interesting glasses in a display cabinet in my kitchen and let people chose their own glasses. It's fun... Participatory... And I get to show off my brewing obsession in my glassware obsession. Perfect!
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I don't buy any of my glassware, but...I DO occasionally get free glassware from pint nights, beer festivals, etc. Enough now that I have a fully-stocked cabinet of various glassware with many different brewery logos on them. Which comes in handy, because when you have several people over, each of them can get a different glass from a different brewery, and then it's easy to tell whose glass belongs to whom. When all your glasses look the same, you inevitably get the "is that you glass, or mine?" problem cropping up.
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sierra nevada's hop tulip glasses - pint glasses with a hop etched on the bottom, which aides in head retention by speeding up the release of co2.


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