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5 for 1 beer glass

07-29-01

This goes back to my college days, all of a few months ago, but this glass is for the college kid. It has the abilty to hold 60 oz of beer or other liquid. That’s 5 beers! I don’t know about you but I don’t drink any good beer or attempt at good beer (aka homebrew) five at a time. Maybe you are different, but it seems a bit excessive. If you are not like me and enjoy drinking crazy amounts without having to make a run to the fridge, grab one of these glasses (it is actually glass too). You can find it here.

Beerbands

Remember the Livestrong crazy where everyone had a yellow rubber wristband? Well the same company that made the Hopside Down beer glass decided to do the same thing for your beer bottle or can. This would sure make it easy to identify a rouge beer. They have a couple of different models that say “mine” in different colors or different levels of drunkenness in different colors. It would probably be a pain to switch out your beerbands every time you feel a new level of your drink, but I bet there are those out there that would do it.

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These bands also fit over cans incase you were concerned.

Hopside Down

As you have seen from some older posts I dig beer glasses. I have a collection of about a dozen or so and it is always growing. Browsing around the net yesterday I came across the Hopside Down beer glass. Basically its a beer bottle beer glass. How cool is this thing?

09-02-17-01The only problem is that I can’t find where to buy them. There isĀ  a site for the company that makes them, but nowhere have I found a spot to buy them online. Still a very cool glass that I would love to add to my collection.

Lancaster Brewing Company Sampler Beer Review

This isn’t so much of a beer review as it is a sampler review. I recently celebrated my birthday and decided that the best way to do that was to sample some microbrew from a local place. I live in Lancaster, PA so I went to Lancaster Brewing Company. They have some great beers, and package 4 of them (Milk Stout, Strawberry Wheat, Amish Four Grain, Hop Hog). They also package a few seasonals, but at their brewpub in Lancaster City they have a lot more to choose from.

Looking at the image on the left, there are 13 sampler glasses! That’s the most I’ve ever had from a microbrewery sampler plate. They were all 5 oz. glasses and it only costs $15. Not a bad deal at all.

There were actually only 12 beers on tap, but they then decided to make a black and tan type drink by combining the Milk Stout and the Strawberry Wheat into something they called a Chocolate Covered Strawberry. I like the Milk Stout by itself, not so much on the Strawberry Wheat, but when combined, both brews go to a new level. I’ll be reviewing a bit more of their brews in the near future. I mainly wanted to comment on the quality of the beers (with the exception of the Oktoberfest, when it is January and the Oktoberfest is still around, it’s not good) and how great they made my birthday. (more…)

Bars cheating

I talked last week about my love of beer glasses and why I like to drink from them. There was something I forgot to mention. It’s the fact that a lot of bars cheat you out of beer. There are a few ways that they go about this, but the biggest problem I have is when I get a glass that is not full. I want my beer filled up to the edge of the glass. Many bars will leave a little extra space so that the bartender can get it to you easier.

Another way is the misunderstanding of a pint. A pint is 16 oz, but many places use these new 12 oz “pint glasses.” There is nothing pint about them, they are 4 oz short on bringing that promise home. That’s 25% of your beer! Bummer. Another trick used is to incrase the amount of glass at the base of the pint glass so it looks like a pint, feels like a pint, but there is less internal volume.

One cool solution to this problem is the Beer Gauge (pictured above left). It shows you how many ounces you actually have in your glass, and how much is missing. It would take some balls to try using this thing at a bar, but it does stop you from getting cheated.