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02-07-2012, 09:25
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On a trip around Vermont a couple of years ago for a travel piece (which you can read here (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/foodandwineholidays/8080746/Vermont-beer-tour-brewed-in-the-USA.html)), I visited a load of breweries and brewpubs, but ironically enough one of my most memorable beers was Boston Lager (http://www.bostonbreweries.co.za/craft-beers/boston-lager.html) at the eponymous airport. And why was this? The glassware. I had a serving of Boston Lager in the Junoesque (Picasso inspired perhaps?) glass that Sam Adams (http://www.samueladams.com/index.aspx) launched to bring out the best in their beer — and it did, especially with the noble hop character. Then when I was airside I had a Boston Lager in a normal glass and it was nowhere as good. To be honest I’ve long been a convert to the right glass for the right beer, but the latest innovation I have come across in Beer Advocate (http://beeradvocate.com/)(written by one of my favourite US beer writers Lisa Morrison (http://beergoddess.com/)) has messed with my drinking head. Have a look at the picture. It looks weird; for a start I would worry about spilling it down my front and initially I wasn’t sure which part to drink from (I’m not the most spatial minded of people). Yet the company that produces it (Offero (http://theoffero.com/Offero_Products_-_Stemmed_Omnis_Glass.html)) promises that it brings the ‘cupped hand’ experience to drinking beer. Given that we are supposedly led by our noses when drinking beer this glass therefore should lasso us into a greater craft beer experience. Without having drank a beer from this truncation of a glass I cannot say how good or bad it is but on the other hand I do think that this innovation should have a massive hand of applause — it might just be the future of craft beer glassware rather than just another gimmick on the way to nowheresville.

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