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11-09-2010, 11:00
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http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PWOsh5tJhjM/TItf0rsodcI/AAAAAAAACiw/Jp1pEaGr5sE/s320/dimple2.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_PWOsh5tJhjM/TItf0rsodcI/AAAAAAAACiw/Jp1pEaGr5sE/s1600/dimple2.jpg)There is a terrible trend emerging it seems and it needs to be strangled at birth. The dimpled, handled mug is making an undeserved comeback. This old man's glass, so common thirty odd years ago, was thankfully dying out and only available by request. It was the reserve of the pub bore and for the few old soaks that still required them to drink their brown beer from. It was becoming history and when you saw the odd one, you thought back with misplaced nostalgia to the era of the Sweeney, the three day week, shillings, Watney's and Younger's Tartan and immediately specified "a straight glass please" with your order, in case the dimpled horror should be inflicted on you and your golden, hoppy, micro brewed beer.

Now, zombie like, it is lurching out of its grave and to add to the macabre horror, it is trendy and up and coming real ale spots that seem to be encouraging it. Well don't. It is an awful glass to drink out of and does nothing for the appearance or taste of modern beer. Its thick wall is off putting and it looks as wrong and alien in a contemporary pub, as would decorating it with flock wallpaper, frilly standard lamps and putting formica covered tables and lino in. It is out of place and out of time.

Retro can be good. Not in this case. Don't do it and for those misguided establishments that do, please make sure you have a straight, thin walled glass for proper drinkers.https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/8629758183547510158-8813669539802642402?l=tandlemanbeerblog.blogspot.c om

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