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Graham Cox
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Username: T2driver

Post Number: 936
Registered: 11-2004
Posted From: 68.32.253.156
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 05:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

http://www.samueladams.com/Promotions/glassware/default.html

$30 for a set of four.
 

Hophead
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Username: Hophead

Post Number: 2444
Registered: 03-2002
Posted From: 167.4.1.41
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 06:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Well, now, I like the idea, but it's a bit gimmicky (to me) :

Thinner wall to 'maintain temperature' longer?

More bottom etchings to create more bubbles for aroma, yet still claims to maintain carbonation longer??

I will give SA credit for great marketing though!
 

Steve Fletty
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Username: Cheesehead

Post Number: 264
Registered: 06-2004
Posted From: 134.84.131.189
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 07:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Every Belgian brewery seems to have their own glass shape, so, hey, why not?
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 562
Registered: 10-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 08:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Boy, that sure is an ugly glass :-)
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

Brew Mot
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Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 08:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I don't know. I am still trying to get my head wrapped around "Hops are to beer what grapes are to wine"

These beer glasses strike me as a touch of snake oil.
 

Jerry Hays
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Username: Jlh8643

Post Number: 37
Registered: 12-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 09:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wouldn't the correct correlation be water instead of hops since that is the largest part of beer?
 

Miker
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Username: Miker

Post Number: 638
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 04:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

My first reaction was like Joakim's. Ugly!

I have nothing against Sam Adams whatsoever; this is just NOT a thing of beauty.
 

PaulK
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Post Number: 603
Registered: 02-2003
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 06:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That glass is disgusting looking. It looks like they melted and distorted a pefectly good Coke glass. Those are some far fetched claims too.
 

goethean
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Username: Goethean

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Registered: 06-2002
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 06:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Reminds me of a whiskey sour glass. Makes sense for an ale, but not for a lager.
 

Liquidbreaddiet
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Post Number: 568
Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2007 - 08:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

The only proper glass in my mind is the British Imperial Pint Glass stamped with the mark of the queen
"If I'm not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?"
 

Animal House
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Username: Beerboy

Post Number: 134
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 66.92.32.205
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 01:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I know a few women with figures like that...
(just kidding, not trying to offend anyone).
 

Tom Meier
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Post Number: 500
Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 05:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

it looks like the glass from a latern post... just imagine it with a pointy iron bottom..

now, THIS is a good beer glass set. great for all styles:
http://www.bevmo.com/productinfo.asp?sku=00000078483&N=168+42+172&Nr=Store%3A99& area=more
you have to get over michael jacksons ugly mug on each one, but the etching is light, so it doesn't stand out.
 

Tom Callen
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Here, Here, Liquidbreaddiet, to the Queen! Gawd bless er.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Username: Matfink

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Registered: 03-2003
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 02:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Stop it Tom, I'm choking up!
 

Miker
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Post Number: 642
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 03:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Not bad, Brewdawg. But I don't see a pilsner glass, or a british pint, or a nitro glass or even a Guinness-shaped glass, my current favorite.

It would be very cool to have the proper glass for EVERY style.
 

Little Dipper
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 04:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm. I find it to be a rather attractive glass. I'm certainly not going to run out and buy one, but I like the shape of it.
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 04:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I picked up an enamelled Orval glass in a charity shop for 1 the other day. I was quite pleased. It looked quite old, with the metal rim on the top as well. It has quite a rustic charm about it.

I often use a glass like the one in Joakims profile pic. I like having a handle, and the narrow glass seems to keep a head nicely.
 

Joakim Ruud
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 04:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Uh-oh I'd better get a new pic up there pronto if you're gonna call attention to it - I look like a complete and utter tard in that one
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

The Jolly Brewer
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Post Number: 1479
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Heard your name taken in vain eh?

Good glasses though aren't they?
 

Joakim Ruud
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Username: Joques

Post Number: 583
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 08:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Yep! A handle is great in that your hand won't heat up the beer.

(Maybe not so much an issue with English beers )

(Message edited by joques on February 16, 2007)
For to accuse requires less eloquence, such is man's nature, than to
excuse; and condemnation, than absolution, more resembles justice.
-Hobbes, Leviathan
 

Brad Petit
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Registered: 06-2005
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Posted on Friday, February 16, 2007 - 11:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

> It would be very cool to have the proper glass for EVERY style.

Agreed. It's become a goal of mine.
 

Marlon Lang
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Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 12:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I try to collect one glass with the logo of every beer I drink. Not always successful, but I try. Find many in garage sales for $0.25. The rest, I "borrow".
 

John Bueltel
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Posted on Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 03:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Sam Adams didn't become a success without great marketing. This looks like an attempt to over do a simple idea.....to sell more by baffleing with BS.
 

Mike Reynolds
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Registered: 04-2006
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If you can't dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with BS. The claims seem to contradict intelligence so this must be marketed to the mass idiot.
 

Miker
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Posted on Tuesday, February 20, 2007 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

"I try to collect one glass with the logo of every beer I drink. Not always successful, but I try. Find many in garage sales for $0.25. The rest, I "borrow"."

Wow! I wouldn't have enough room in my entire house for all that glassware. And, I'm not exaggerating . . . (well, maybe a little)

Do you sneak them out in your pants when you "borrow" them, or what?
 

Liquidbreaddiet
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Posted on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

saw the glass in real life last night - the picture exagerates what it looks like. Asked the bar owner why he bought them and his reply was - Sams is giving them away to bars to serve sams in for free. Lets just say i got a set last night - total cost = 0$ Glad I didn't spend any money on them - they are very thin glass, not enjoyable to hold while drinking and doesn't hold a full pint

(Message edited by liquidbreaddiet on February 21, 2007)

(Message edited by liquidbreaddiet on February 21, 2007)
"If I'm not supposed to eat animals, why are they made out of meat?"