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chewingthefat
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Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 12:45 PM
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When drinking a beer which is it? Personally I prefer a frosted mug or glass, if not frosted, then a glass or mug, I don't like drinking beer out of a can!

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 12:49 PM
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I mostly drink beer out of a can at home, we recycle the cans, it's worth it between the beer and Coca Cola cans that are gone through.  I do prefer to drink beer out of a bottle but they seem to go down much faster, if I'm out, a frosty mug!

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 12:53 PM
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Always a glass.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 12:56 PM
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I only drink beer out of a can if I'm floating the river or camping. Otherwise it's out of a glass.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 1:17 PM
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Glass, not frosted.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 2:13 PM
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How come "tapper hit" isn't an option?
 
If it's a pricey beer or one I'm trying for the first time it'll almost always be a glass.  Otherwise I generally buy bottles unless cans are a better choice for reasons of storage space, safety, etc.

OK, how many glass users actually match the size and shape of the glass to the brew being consumed?  I don't...

Brad
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 2:33 PM
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I drink beer out of the bottle in my home. At restaurants I mostly go with a draft but if bottled it depends on the type of restaurant and how I feel as to whether I will pour in a glass. Out on the boat I use cans. In the RV I drink out of both cans and bottles. I sucumb to cans in the boat and RV because they are easier to store in limited space and less likely to break. The only can beer I've bought lately is Leinenkugel's Original Lager and occasionally a Surly Bender and widget cans of Guinness or Boddington's Pub Ale. With the Guinness and Boddington's I will always pour it into a proper sized 16 oz. glass.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 2:34 PM
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Brad_Olson


If it's a pricey beer or one I'm trying for the first time it'll almost always be a glass.  Otherwise I generally buy bottles unless cans are a better choice for reasons of storage space, safety, etc.

OK, how many glass users actually match the size and shape of the glass to the brew being consumed?  I don't...

Brad
I like using the little glasses (like orange juice glasses in diners) regardless of the beer.



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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 3:49 PM
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Beer is food that comes in a glass-----and that's
the only way to drink it. 

Don't know who said it, don't remember where I
I read it, but I do believe it and frosted or not
that's the way I enjoy it. 

Especially when I hear the words---Drink up, I'm buying. 
Fine stuff !!!!!!!

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 4:35 PM
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Non frosted glass.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 4:35 PM
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For me, in order of preference, it's:

1. Frosted mug
2. Bottle
3. Glass

(Notice the choice of a can doesn't appear!)

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 5:27 PM
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Glass...non frosted. Pour the beer so that you get a nice head.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 8:46 PM
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Frosty mug is my first choice, can would be 2nd and 3rd would be bottle.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 9:41 PM
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Glass or non frosted mug...ice cold beer is a turn off for me...I drink a quality brew and I want ti really taste it!!!!

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Wed, 01/21/09 11:50 PM
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A glass, of course.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 6:28 AM
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Hello All,
There is something about a frosted mug
that makes the experience more enjoyable for me.
If not frosted, always a glass, unless I'm roughing
it like camping, on a picnic, or at a cookout.
I hate plastic cups.
Take Care,
Fieldthistle

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 8:45 AM
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Good beer, flavorful beer, real beer - a glass.
Cheap beer - bottle.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 8:50 AM
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Non-frosted glass.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 9:02 AM
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I always thought frosted mugs were for root beer not beer. I cannot recall ever being served in a bar that way and I definitely would not drink a Guinness that way. Besides I have no room in my freezer to frost a mug.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 12:15 PM
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I have a 6-pack and 2 mugs in the refrig at all times in case of emergency.  The mugs don't get frosted but they are always cold enough not to warm up the beer.  Lots of bars I have frequented frost their glasses, but it isn't important with Guinness---that  is ambrosia in any glass, or mug, or whatever is handy !!!!!. 

Just sit at the bar at Rory Dolan's in Yonkers and watch the Guinness pouring out of the tap non stop.  Ah, it's a fine place to wet your whistle, lads.  Drink up, The Ol' Mariner's buying.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 12:34 PM
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Nothing is better than a well poured Guinness.

They dictate: 20 oz dry, room temperature, tulip shaped glass.  Not frosted or chilled.

IMO, frosted glasses -- especially if there is frost on them -- water down the beer.




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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 1:16 PM
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I prefer a slightly tulip shaped (like a red wine) glass for the same reasons you use that shape for wine. It collects the bouquet to be savored.

Frosting a glass can transfer the mineral tase of local water.

In spite of sounding awfully prissy (I know I do!) I generally drink from a bottle.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 2:24 PM
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Since i dont drink beers that come in cans---i guess it would be 50/50 with bottles and glasses--or mugs--depending on the beer---i LOVE beer from a keg so that is my usual drink AWAY from home-unless the only thing they have on tap is Bud or Coors--then i take a bottled beer---at home-it is usually Sierra Nevada out of the bottle.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 2:58 PM
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Gregg and Others.

  If you are ever with me when we get our "first" Tall frosted Mug (24 oz or so) of a brew, you would understand my claim that the frost would not dilute the beer!!! There just isn't time for that !

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 5:55 PM
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Al-The Mayor-Bowen


Gregg and Others.

  If you are ever with me when we get our "first" Tall frosted Mug (24 oz or so) of a brew, you would understand my claim that the frost would not dilute the beer!!! There just isn't time for that !


My feelings exactly, I like that cold throat burn brought on by a frosty 24 ouncer made to disappear in seconds flat!

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 7:05 PM
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For good beer, proper glassware is a must!  For swill, (Bud-Miller-Coors products), it really doesn't matter.  Pouring that stuff into a glass isn't going to help it any.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 7:59 PM
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SuperDave70


For good beer, proper glassware is a must!  For swill, (Bud-Miller-Coors products), it really doesn't matter.  Pouring that stuff into a glass isn't going to help it any.


Re: Bud-Miller-Coors. So, best drank from a can, no?

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 8:35 PM
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Nothing should be drunk from a can. 

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 8:42 PM
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Well to be honest, I drink PBR in the can, and Miller High Life in the can or bottle. I do SOMETIMES pour into a glass, but I like the good old beers of my youth, LOL.

What is funny to friends is I drink top shelf vodka,  bourbon, and whiskey and still drink my PBR & Miller. 



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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 9:14 PM
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Davydd


SuperDave70


For good beer, proper glassware is a must!  For swill, (Bud-Miller-Coors products), it really doesn't matter.  Pouring that stuff into a glass isn't going to help it any.


Re: Bud-Miller-Coors. So, best drank from a can, no?


Absolutely!  The small opening in the can hides the "aroma", and the cold from the ice it was resting in kills the "flavor"! 

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 11:13 PM
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Mosca
Glass, not frosted.

 
Mosca,
   Shaken or stirred?
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 11:17 PM
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Davydd
I always thought frosted mugs were for root beer not beer.


Davydd; Dearfolk,
   Hmmm... I always drink MY root beer out of a coffee cup. Hey, I got the idea from The Legendary Stardust Cowboy in 1968 and haven't wavered since!
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 11:20 PM
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wheregreggeats.com
Nothing is better than a well poured Guinness.

 
WhereGregEats,
   You are RIGHT ON!!
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 11:22 PM
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the ancient mariner
Nothing should be drunk from a can. 


O Ancient One,
   Not even tomato soup?
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Thu, 01/22/09 11:32 PM
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Dearfolk,
   Now for my serious answer. I prefer my beer on draught, and generally only drink from the bottle that which isn't available in keg format in my market. In cans, I often drink micro cans (Dale's Pale Ale, Old Chub, Gordon, and Ten Fidy Imperial Stout are all sold here), and sometimes will drink a canned beer just to keep the can and add it to my collection (which isn't growing very rapidly these days).
   The other night at Trappeze, through a very odd chain of events, I attempted to achieve a biological first and drink a beer through my nose, which didn't work terribly well... the effervescence messed up my sinuses, and I ran around with a carbonated nose for a couple of hours. Not recommended.
   Much of what I drink... probably 95%... is draught. We've got a great brewpub here as well as a good selection of odd domestics and imports in this market.
      Unbrewsedly, Ort. Carlton in Liveable Athens, Georgia.
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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Sat, 01/24/09 4:05 AM
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I prefer cans. Bottles are a nuisance. They break when their tipped over and their tough to get rid of. Nothing irks me more than somebody bringing a 12 pack of bottles when we have to travel with the cooler.

Frosted mug is nice, but it only lasts for one beer and then your at the normal glass faze. Plus, it causes the beer to taste flat or watered down in my opinion.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Sat, 01/24/09 7:20 AM
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Al-The Mayor-Bowen


Gregg and Others.

  If you are ever with me when we get our "first" Tall frosted Mug (24 oz or so) of a brew, you would understand my claim that the frost would not dilute the beer!!! There just isn't time for that !

 



Maybe it's a Florida thing, but I almost always pour my beer into a frosted mug out in the tiki hut by the pool.

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Re:Bottle, can or glass - Sat, 01/24/09 5:04 PM
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Don, you know a mug won't fit in a coozie.