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Shaker = Pint?


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Elwood 3046:102
Does anyone know how the shaker glass came to be described as a "pint"? Because it obviously isnít. Hell, it barely holds 12 oz. I even see beer listed as "16 oz." in bars served in shaker glasses.
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Lowenbrau 1898:173
Here in Spain some places offer "American Pint" (47cl glass)and "British Pint" (56cl). For the american one you get a shaker...
6/20/2013 7:51:37 AM

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pinkie 465:10
The shaker is familiar, thatís for sure. I donít care for it because the mouth is too wide. It may be a misperception but I think the head falls too fast in them. I like the nonic pint or the stange.
6/20/2013 7:55:19 AM

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keanex 1424:52
Shaker has become synonymous with pint glass in America.
6/20/2013 8:19:28 AM

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GothGargoyle 1159:17
Such a pity that the shaker is becoming so predominant. You know what (craft) beers benefit from being served in a shaker? Absolutely none. It has poor head retention and encourages the aroma to dissipate as quickly as possible.

Bars like it because it is hard to break and somewhat stackable. Still, I find it odd that some bars that promote themselves as being "passionate about craft beer" serve every single beer style in shakers. What I hate even more is when their taster flights come in shot glasses (effectively min shakers) filled to the brim.

What really confounds me is the number of great craft breweries that sell logo shaker glasses. Guess they are pandering to the masses that equate "beer glass" with shaker.
6/20/2013 9:49:56 AM

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theisti 3211:505
Originally posted by GothGargoyle
What really confounds me is the number of great craft breweries that sell logo shaker glasses.

This one gets me too - many respected craft brewers do this.
6/20/2013 12:56:37 PM

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Cletus 6354:233
Originally posted by GothGargoyle
Such a pity that the shaker is becoming so predominant. You know what (craft) beers benefit from being served in a shaker? Absolutely none. It has poor head retention and encourages the aroma to dissipate as quickly as possible.

Bars like it because it is hard to break and somewhat stackable. Still, I find it odd that some bars that promote themselves as being "passionate about craft beer" serve every single beer style in shakers. What I hate even more is when their taster flights come in shot glasses (effectively min shakers) filled to the brim.

What really confounds me is the number of great craft breweries that sell logo shaker glasses. Guess they are pandering to the masses that equate "beer glass" with shaker.


They work great as water glasses. I use them at home all the time for that purpose.
6/20/2013 1:23:50 PM

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jsquire 3423:160
The normal shaker is 16oz right to the lip. No room for head. One of the local places here sells them at "the 16oz" and fills it as full as they can, but that is not how to present a nice beer.
6/20/2013 2:56:44 PM

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fly 1417:224
Originally posted by jsquire
The normal shaker is 16oz right to the lip. No room for head. One of the local places here sells them at "the 16oz" and fills it as full as they can, but that is not how to present a nice beer.


THIS. I get tired of having to ask people that serve a supposed pint to "top it off, pleaseí. I mean, over an inch from the top when the greatest volume is at the top means that the fill is between 12 & 14 oz.
6/20/2013 3:05:26 PM

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after4ever 6108:229
Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by GothGargoyle
Such a pity that the shaker is becoming so predominant. You know what (craft) beers benefit from being served in a shaker? Absolutely none. It has poor head retention and encourages the aroma to dissipate as quickly as possible.

Bars like it because it is hard to break and somewhat stackable. Still, I find it odd that some bars that promote themselves as being "passionate about craft beer" serve every single beer style in shakers. What I hate even more is when their taster flights come in shot glasses (effectively min shakers) filled to the brim.

What really confounds me is the number of great craft breweries that sell logo shaker glasses. Guess they are pandering to the masses that equate "beer glass" with shaker.


They work great as water glasses. I use them at home all the time for that purpose.

This. I serve all water, juice, and pop in shakers.
6/20/2013 3:06:46 PM

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finn1918 193:12
Originally posted by after4ever
Originally posted by Cletus
Originally posted by GothGargoyle
Such a pity that the shaker is becoming so predominant. You know what (craft) beers benefit from being served in a shaker? Absolutely none. It has poor head retention and encourages the aroma to dissipate as quickly as possible.

Bars like it because it is hard to break and somewhat stackable. Still, I find it odd that some bars that promote themselves as being "passionate about craft beer" serve every single beer style in shakers. What I hate even more is when their taster flights come in shot glasses (effectively min shakers) filled to the brim.

What really confounds me is the number of great craft breweries that sell logo shaker glasses. Guess they are pandering to the masses that equate "beer glass" with shaker.


They work great as water glasses. I use them at home all the time for that purpose.

This. I serve all water, juice, and pop in shakers.


My parents got me a "craft beer glass gift set" for christmas one year that came with a shaker. I used it for beer once, and the shape somehow psychologically made me take only big gulps. I then used it only for water and soda until it broke in the dishwasher. At least the rest of the glasses were a decent quality.
6/21/2013 5:52:12 AM

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