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Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby Travisimo » November 13th, 2009, 12:46 am

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I'd say I am about 50-50 on whether I like receiving a logo-ed custom glass when I order a beer. Sam Adams is a good beer, and I like it, but am on the fence about advertising that I'm drinking it. To me, it has vague feel of American "corporate" big beers like a Coors, and less of a hand crafted micro brew. Maybe if it were Sam Adams special blend or a premier line, or the logo was a little more clever than just stamped on? I would much rather advertise to the bar that I'm drinking something a less common than a standard Sam Adams, though the glass does seem enjoyable to drink from

Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby PackageID » November 13th, 2009, 10:21 pm

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Travisimo wrote:I'd say I am about 50-50 on whether I like receiving a logo-ed custom glass when I order a beer. Sam Adams is a good beer, and I like it, but am on the fence about advertising that I'm drinking it. To me, it has vague feel of American "corporate" big beers like a Coors, and less of a hand crafted micro brew. Maybe if it were Sam Adams special blend or a premier line, or the logo was a little more clever than just stamped on? I would much rather advertise to the bar that I'm drinking something a less common than a standard Sam Adams, though the glass does seem enjoyable to drink from


I have to agree here. I like Sam Adams, but I would also consider it a mainstream corporate beer. Their seasonal brews are good, but it is the beer that I will drink when there is nothing else. I would much rather advertise me drinking a Smuttynose, a Hop Devil, or an Anchor Liberty.
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Postby NURB » December 9th, 2009, 8:20 am

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Those are very nicely done. I wonder if I could get a pack of those to keep in my desk drawer at work...

edit: something strange is happening with my posts, it's like I'm going back in time... I was referring to those shot glasses posted after this post.
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Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby PackageID » December 9th, 2009, 1:20 pm

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I came across these today. These are glasses that are filled with a Bacardi Rum drink and sold with a lidding stock on the top to seal it. This is a great way of connecting the brand with the glass as they are sold at the same time.
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Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby Travisimo » December 9th, 2009, 2:46 pm

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Those glasses as a package are pretty cool

I saw almost the exact opposite on a flight last week - alcohol shots served by the flight attendant in pouches, no bottle or glass whatsoever. I tried to find a picture online but can't find anything

Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby Greenman » December 9th, 2009, 9:58 pm

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Those Bacardi glasses are way cool, the form lends itself to some kind of pseudo-batlike shape, I dig.

Branding and designing glasses for your brew is nothing new in the industry, and i've kept from posting in here because that Sam Adams glass had me on the fence since it was posted. As far as the shape of the glass giving a different taste or aroma, for certain types of brews and wines it has a small effect. What bothers me most about the Sam Adams glass isn't its design at all, it's the positioning and marketing, it's rather presumptuous. They have this photo with call-outs telling you what the benefits are of every curve and feature like they need to educate the average American beer drinker that Sam Adams stands apart from all the other American brews and that this is the bar-none way to maximize its elite status or something. In the American beer landscape drinking out of this makes you akin to the tallest midget.

Like someone else mentioned, I only drink this swill if faced with options like MGD, Red Dog, Natty Ice, or Budweiser and the like. I'd opt for a Schlitz, PBR, Yeungling, or Genessee as they are REAL American beers before Sam Adams, they've got some nice seasonal brews, but yeah they're like the commercialized mega-micro brew in the US, fine I guess, but i'll take the Unibroue, Stella, Spaten, Hoegaarden, et. al over this in a bar any day and not because of the glass, they're just damn fine suds.

Beer snobbery aside, the Guinness pint seems to have been doing well for quite some time.
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Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby Vee » July 26th, 2010, 5:43 pm


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a few months ago we acquired 3 of these new Sam Adams glasses (free), and now only one stands, and stands alone in the corner on the top shelf, otherwise it would also have been broken by now.
I find myself getting out a pint glass even if I'm drinking a Sam Adams (which is kind of rare, there are much better beers in the same price range) Sometimes I fancy me a goblet for something with a nice head, but generally not a picky glass user. So don't take my complaints too seriously, but:
I second the top-heaviness , it makes me uneasy. I don't think it's a comfortable hold - the middle is squeezed in so you're holding either the top or the bottom (probably the top). Sure that happens in some other glasses but it's usually a much softer curve. Oh, and the bottom is completely unreachable ... washing it out after it's been sitting around for a while is not really an option.

Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby ginrod » July 27th, 2010, 9:35 am


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hey

a brewery close to where i live is working on an image change. with that it also renewed their glasses. Here it is common to hand out glasses (i think even for free) to the bars and restaurants which are selling your beer. No doubt it costs a lot to do so!!
They wanted to be more modern now and did a whole set of glasses:

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By the way, they are doing good with their branding, it works, together wit a new graphic appearance and also tv ads and so they got it working.
Especially the slim beer glas is in more "cocktails"bars now

And just for the record, i always want my ordered beer come with the glass, probably cause im used to it but no logo is better than the wrong one, no doubt

Re: Beer Glasses - too far?

Postby Boosted561 » August 20th, 2010, 3:34 pm

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Dubya wrote:Also Sam Adams brewery has won more beer awards than any other brewery in the world (they even have an award for having the most awards), so I guess its ok for them to have there own glass.

mmm... all this talk has made me thirsty :D


MillerCoors currently holds the record for most beer awards coming in at over 160. I believe AB/Inbev comes at about 90-120? Sam Adams doesn't have the portfolio currently to catch up to either company. I don't know which particular beer holds the title for most awards though.

I know I'm a little late on the conversation but there are some steps of evaluating beer and they're done in a particular order. First is the appearance (color, clarity, effervescence,head), aroma (hops,malt), mouthfeel and taste (balance, conditioning, hops, malt, and aftertaste).

There are 11 different styles of glassware and they are used to help enhance the various styles of beer when evaluating the beer on the above characteristics. For example, a snifter is good for well carbonated beers and holds the aroma right at the lip of the glass.

Aroma is a huge component in how you taste/experience beer. And yes, you lose some of that when you drink directly from a can/bottle. Also, you should never drink from a frosted glass because it negatively affects carbonation, aroma and taste.

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