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beer glass as a gift

oaklandfoodie Nov 16, 2009 03:02 PM

I've been thinking of getting my husband some nice beer glasses as a gift. He has recently been getting into more Belgian, sour, and barrel aged beers. I came across these http://tinyurl.com/yf58blf

Should I keep looking?

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  1. Josh RE: oaklandfoodie Nov 16, 2009 07:37 PM

    Those are a great choice.

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      1stand3rd RE: oaklandfoodie Nov 17, 2009 02:59 AM

      How about picking up a couple of the Duvel gift packs? Comes with 4 bottles and a tulip glass.

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        oaklandfoodie RE: 1stand3rd Nov 17, 2009 07:42 AM

        Thanks for the suggestion, I was hoping to get several glasses in a set - but I will check out the gift pack. Thanks!

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          Josh RE: oaklandfoodie Nov 17, 2009 10:29 AM

          The set of glasses you found on Amazon are nicer than the freebies you get in gift packages.

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        burntwater RE: oaklandfoodie Nov 17, 2009 11:34 AM

        If money is not an issue it would be nice to add another style of glass for some variety.

        I have collected all different styles of glassware. After a while you end up with your favorites. I have two, one is the tulip anatomically it sits in your hand nicely and is great for hugging when a beer is served too cold and you need to warm it up.

        http://www.amazon.com/Spiegelau-Class...

        The other glass I like to use especially when sharing a nice bottle is the Reidel tumblers. http://www.bevmo.com/Shop/ProductList...

        Either way your hubby will be happy with your first choice . It's very thoughtful of you to buy him something beer related as a gift.

        1. jenwee RE: oaklandfoodie Nov 17, 2009 01:41 PM

          Those look nice. I lived in Belgium and every beer has its own glass. One glass my hubby has loved and likes to show people is the one for Kwak. I found it online at this site. He might like it :)

          http://www.sudsgear.com/kwakglassset....

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            jenwee RE: jenwee Nov 18, 2009 06:12 AM

            I found the taller glass on a site where you can personalize the glass: http://www.personalcreations.com/half...

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              Josh RE: jenwee Nov 18, 2009 09:42 AM

              Usually for serious beer geeks what you want is a glass that has something like a tulip shape - a narrower opening at the top as opposed to wider, and a place to hold the glass where the heat from one's hand won't transfer easily to the beer. The half-yard style is really more like a novelty that bars use to give frat guys the idea that they can get look manly by guzzling a large amount of low-quality macro swill.

              The glasses the OP found on Amazon are kind of a textbook example of a good beer tasting glass.

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