Sunday, August 26, 2007
A Great Glass for A Great Beer?
Have I mentioned how much I like one of my newest pieces of glassware? It's the one that Boston Beer Company spent a lot of effort on to make it the "perfect" beer drinking vessel and sent to me earlier in the summer. Whether or not you choose to believe it, I for one can say that it fits the hand and the mouth quite nicely. And, overall, it showcases the head, the aroma, and the beer just right. Would I pay $30 for a 4-pack of these glasses? Hm, maybe.
p.s. gracing the glass this weekend was the latest "Brewmaster Reserve" batch from Stoudt's...Joey's Saison; the Tröegs Scratch Beer #2 (porter); the Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale; and just for fun Ommegang's Three Philosopher's.
Here are some of the purported features of the glass, according to Jim Koch and company:
-beaded rim (to release flavor)
-outward lip (to direct beverage)
-narrow top (to contain head and aroma)
-rounded middle (to collect aroma)
-thin walls (to maintain temperature)
-laser-etched bottom (to instigate bubbles)
-features a slogan "Take Pride In Your Beer" (makes you feel good!)