A couple of friends emailed me this article this week. I’m certainly fond of a good gimmick and a big fan of design, not to mention glassware. Aside from enjoying a Black & Tan upon occasion, I haven’t ever had the desire to drink two different beers at the same time even from separate glasses for that matter. When drinking a craft beer I want to experience several things, the colour, the aroma and of course the taste. I can’t see how this glass is going to aid in any of those things. For me this glass is a pass, the $35 price tag is far too high for a novelty gift, I’m not sure what the price point for that would be as I don’t really understand the reasoning for this glass. The folks that drink the same old beer, tend to only drink one kind of beer.
While I can’t thank Darryl & Dalyn enough for passing this along to me, I just don’t get it. What do you think?
Article posted by the Huffington Post – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/foodbeast/this-glass-lets-you-drink_b_3958165.html?utm_hp_ref=taste&ir=Taste
In a move part Escher, part why-didn’t-we-think-of-that, comes the Dual Beer Glass. Crafted by Matthew Cummings of The Pretentious Beer Glass Company (gotta love the honesty), the cylindrical beer glass houses two separate chambers that meet at the lip. This clever design allows amateur bartenders to pour the perfect Half and Half, eliminating the need for a bar spoon to prevent the two beers from blending.
This opens up a whole avenue of possible brew combinations, even with those of similar viscosity. The design also allows you to simultaneously smell both beers, rather than just the predominating aroma that settles on top. Each glass measure approximately 5-6″ tall and 3″ wide, holding a total of 10-12 oz.
As an ex-bartender whose mussed up my fair share of Black and Tans and (shudder) Cotton Candies, aka raspberry cider and hefeweizen, this utilitarian glassware has definitely got my interest piqued.