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20-06-2010, 21:52
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I recently concluded a poll asking the question “What is your preferred type of pint beer glass?” There were 61 responses, broken down as follows:

Conical: 19 (31%)
Dimpled tankard: 14 (23%)
Nonik: 17 (28%)
Tulip: 9 (15%)
Other: 2 (3%)

So a narrow victory for the conical, perennial beer festival favourite and widely seen as the classic traditional British beer glass. But a lot of support for the humble, utilitarian Nonik, which in my view has a kind of minimalist elegance and simplicity, and also plenty of votes for the supposedly old-fashioned dimpled tankard. Surprisingly little support for the tulip, though, the national glass of Yorkshire.
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