Many times, fancy glassware serves a purpose; it is used to enhance the flavors and aromas of a beer and accent the style in a way desired by the brewery. A former column, “You’ve Been Served,” was once dedicated to explaining the difference in shapes and uses of these various vessels for beer. Upon coming across what might be the most unique glass ever made, it was deemed necessary that this column return for at least one more showing.
The brainchild of Roy Pitz Brewing Co. in Chambersburg, PA, this glass serves one important purpose–making you feel awesome drinking out of it. A combination of the country staple mason jar combined with the city elegance of a stem, only seen on sophisticated glassware, make it suitable for any walk of life. With the included lid, it even serves as a single serve growler, if there were ever such a need for one.
This glass is one for the masses or depending on how you look at it, it may just be the coolest dammed pickle jar money can buy. We like to think of it as the perfect stepping stone to breaking newbies into fancy and appropriate glassware.