Over the course of history, brew lovers have constantly evolved new ways to drink beer. While Frankenmuth Brewery loves pouring beer into our logo-bearing pint glasses, we know that there is obviously more than one way to skin a cat. Whether drinking from glasses designed to deliver premium taste, throwing a ball in a cup to designate which Solo to drink from or simply a decorative design to match a plate setting, beer lovers of all levels have numerous options to chose from when it comes to how to deliver their hop-filled beverage of choice. Sure, there is a reason most brewers choose the classic pint glass, but there is no reason why we can’t have a little fun with it.
While the absolute origin of the beer boot is unclear, many believe it came from a German general who promised to drink from his own boot if his soldiers won a battle. When his side had won, he had a glass blower create a glass boot in order to maintain the condition of his actual boots. Whatever the true story may be, the glass boot has become a cultural phenomenon since it’s annual appearance at Oktoberfest, drinking contests around the Bavarian world and in the film Beer Fest. Perfect for a large quantity of beer or just a pint, Das Boot can deliver Das Good Bier.
Currently being created by a Chicago glass blower, Windy City Glass, these unique recycled beer bottle glasses show off magnificent glass work while retaining the shape and label of brew carriers around the world. While some newer beer companies are featured, there is a focus on mainstays, foreign brands like Victoria and even an interesting brown Corona bottle rarely seen in the U.S. Whether you have a preference for clear or brown, WCG is creating glasses in a plethora of colors, sizes and shapes to meet the needs of your home bar.
The Hopside Down Beer Glass was obviously created by someone who likes their brews extremely cold. Offering a new take on the pint glass, the handblown glass is built to ensure that the beer inside the glass remains cold even with your hot hand wrapped around the outside. Pop this bad boy inside your freezer, pour a Frankenmuth Brewery American Blonde Ale or Hefeweizen Ale inside and let the doublewall structure of the glass prevent your beer from ever getting warm on a hot summer day.
No matter how you prefer to drink a brew, whether it be via a boot, vintage recycled glass or in a mug as cold as the North Pole, a beer from Frankenmuth will find a good home no matter what kind of vessel it is traveling in. After all, a Frankenmuth beer will always deliver premium craft beer to your taste buds… you just have pick the best and most stylish way to get it there.
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