Last week was my daughter’s 6th birthday and boy was she anxious to celebrate. She told us she wanted to have her birthday dinner where they sing a birthday song. You know, that annoying clapping nonsense. But that is what my girl wanted so that is what she got. She had a blast. They had a balloon guy there and she got her song. But this post isn’t about birthdays and sea horse balloons. It’s about beer glasses.
That night Red Robin was running a promotion on Sam Adams beer. Buy a pint of Sam Adams Lager or Winter Ale and receive a free specialty glass. I was pretty excited because this was no ordinary beer glass. The new Sam Adams beer glasses serve a purpose.
How Sam Adams explains their stylish but purposeful glass
“Outward turned lip places beer at front of palate to maximize enjoyment of sweetness from the malt.”
“Narrow top retains the hop aroma and sustains the head.”
“Rounded Shape collects aroma.”
“Thinner walls and rounded shape mantain proper beer temperature longer.”
“Laser Etching on bottom creates bubbles for constant aroma release.”
Beer glasses with laser etching on the bottom are also referred to as nucleated glasses. Sounds fancy huh? Well let me explain how this works in the simplest form. When the beer meets the etched bottom, the bubbles get really excited and last longer and therefore produces a more stable head. Who said science was boring?
Sam Adams are not the only guys on the block to add laser etching.
Dogfish Head had a beer glass designed specifically for them. What makes this glass cool is the laser etching of their Dogish Head logo.
Did you know beer glasses could be so cool?
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