Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A Green Hoppy Bullet

This glass was a pain to get. Green Flash likes to do one-off tasting room only glasses when they release a new package beer- in this case it's a glass for their new triple IPA showcasing New Zeland hops. 

I think I probably had about 6-7 "sources" for this glass, but only one came through via BA (a very good trader I might add). The nice thing is that this beer is on the shelf here in Indiana, so the glass will get used a lot. 

What: Green Flash Green Bullet glass
How: BA Trade

Gandhi is a bot

Simply a case where I wanted a cool glass to go with a tasty beer. 

What: New England Brewing co. Gandhi-bot snifter 
How: BA trade

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Stone 17th Anniversary

Long time no post! Been away for a couple weeks in Gold country, Sequoia NP, and San Diego (I'll post about those adventures later). It's no secret that Stone brewing is one of my favorite breweries and I probably have four times as much glassware from them compared to other breweries. Some of that is due to the fact that they churn out A LOT of glassware- the 17th anniversary is no different as there are at least 4 different glasses for the event. Three of those glasses were only available at the party and are very hard to get. The one above is the lone general release and it's a bruiser of a glass. 

What: Stone brewing 17th Anniversary Stein
How: Direct from the brewery. 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The "Proper Beer" Rule

I've had to institute a new rule as of late with my collection growing like it is: I'm not allowed to have a glass from that brewery unless:
A) I've been to the brewery, or 
B) I've had beer from them; preferably I have beer in my refrigerator/cellar. 

There are exceptions to this (there are always exceptions), but in general that's the rule and i call it the "proper beer rule". It's led to a lot of trades where someone sends a beer along with the glass to ease past this. 

The half acre glasses below are a good example of this rule and trade scenario. 

What: Half Acre "crab" glass and Half Acre Snifter
How: IG and BA trades 


Not a lot to say here. This is a beautiful glass and the beer is pretty damn good. I lucked out with this glass as Almanac thought they were sold out, but were able to dig one up in the warehouse. 

I look forward to trying more of their beers and using this glass more. 

What: Almanac etched wine glass
How: Almanac

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Out on the Prairie

A couple posts ago I showcased a Prairie mini-snifter and here is its big brother.

Yep that's about the sum of it. 

What: Prairie Snifter
How: BA Trade

Sunday, September 8, 2013

I Woke Up Dead

I've been chomping at the bit to post about this glass. I got this glass recently in a trade and this is now the centerpiece of my collection: Left Hand "I Woke Up Dead" snifter. This was a one-time brewery only release that was made in very limited quantities. This is one of those rare glasses that I was willing to give up just about anything for and I did up trading a glasswhale for it. 

The artwork is amazing on this and this is easily my favorite glass. 

What: Left Hand "I Woke Up Dead" Snifter
How: BA Trade