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Beer Glasses


flycatcher1

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This week I watched the Detective Series "DCI Banks" on ITV. Superb books, TV not too bad.

The hero was in a pub in the Yorkshire Dales and was drinking beer from a dimple pint glass. I always understood that up North, the normal beer glasses were straight. Spent many, mostly happy years, in Yorks and Lincs and remember straights were the norm.

Have things changed? Before anyone jumps in I do realise that it is not the type of glass that matters its the quality of the contents.

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flycatcher1

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morddwyd I well remember the young poseurs, one joined our crew but we soon sorted him out. Trained him so well that we all thought that he would make CAS but, unfortunately, he got religion and has just retired as a Rev. Canon in the S.West.

I was never very keen on half pint glasses - drinking half pints always makes me thirsty.

Love the way this thread has thrown up some Glass Adverts, a very interesting, wide ranging, collection of glasses.

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Bing.alau

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Yes there are many different types of glasses for drinking out of. When I retired I had collected quite a few different types. But now when I have a drink of my favourite Dark & Stormy, I only use the Chrystal lead glasses my wife bought over the years. She kept them in a cabinet so they were never used. But now I use them all the time and think of her when I do so. I haven't broke any yet nor have my friends or family when they use them. My daughter tells me her mum will have my guts for garters, if I do break any.

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spuds

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One of my local pubs still have their clients personal 'pots' behind the bar, for usage when they arrive. And what a motley crew and scene this can produce at times of enjoyment!.

What ever happened to the idea that all drinking utensils in pubs and clubs were to be made of easy disposal and harmless material?.

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Grey Goo

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Perhaps you should ask the good people of Mobile. Seems there is a shortage of Beer glasses there.

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Aitchbee

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I've noticed that [on the rare occasion that I am in a pub] the smokers will put a beer mat over their pint glasses whilst they 'dally' outside the premises for a 5 minute 'puff'; the surface area of the square beer mats aforementioned (with rounded corners ... sorry Apple, beer mats beat you to it), nicely cover the contents of the tall pint glass recepticles ... the squatty dimensions of the dimpled beer glass(es), on the other hand, would require a beer mat of greater surface area. Need I say more.

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Aitchbee

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... I didn't mean to be so BOLD , FE.

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morddwyd

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"One of my local pubs still have their clients personal 'pots' behind the bar, for usage when they arrive."

I'd quite forgotten that custom.

Fred Watters always kept one for me in the Great Western in Newquay.

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Bing.alau

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They can always borrow a bar towel from the bar steward while they slip out for a fag. It will not be very hygienic if it is soggy from laying on the bar of course, but it might add flavour whilst they are smoking outside. In fact it might add content too.

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Condom

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Out here in Thailand most people drink direct from the bottle which comes in a pre-cooled foam container. If you come across a bar which serves draft beer then it is most likely to come in a small glass rather than a bigger one as it will warm up too quickly in the bigger glass. Both glasses will however have handles.

At home in the UK my favourite drinking glasses are the ones that I have from Germany, Cologne area, which are produced for a local beer called Kiltch (or something like that). I think 5 brewers make their own glasses purely for this beer and they hold less than a half pint. I find them very sociable to use and people can drink less if they so chose to do so. They are however at risk in dishwashers as the glass is quite thin so having German friends who can replenish my stock is helpful.

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