Gushing over glassware

If you drink a lot of beer, chances are you have a lot of glassware. Tulips dominated my tabletops for awhile, and are still a stand-by for most Belgians. Then I went through a phase where I sipped from 6oz tasting glasses to regulate temperature. And at any point I’d use a pilsner glass, a goblet, an English pint or torpedo — whatever the occasion called for. My cupboard is cramped.

But today, I’m using a glass that you might call a glassware geeks’ glass. It’s one of the most beautifully designed beer vessels I’ve seen — a 50cl (20oz) Finnish pub mug designed by Oiva Toikka in 1973 from Crate and Barrel. And today, it’s holding a suitable lager from Souther Tier called Krampus Imperial Helles Lager. It’s full of flavor, like a slightly bigger Yuengling, which reminds me of home. But this is no ordinary Souther Tier bottle — this is the custom-design bottle by Tony Ruth (aka @lunchbreath) of Vessel IdeationI posted about a few weeks ago.

Anyways — it was a nice, slow Saturday thanks to this pair. 

Michael Kiser