- real ale – tankard or straight glass?
I have one of these -> http://www.provenancecoopering.co.uk/large-cherryash-tankard-39-p.asp and a lovely piece of work it is 🙂
But I don’t use it much, straight glass is my quaffing glass of choice.Posted 7 years ago
sleever (my typo, sleaver) might just be a local name (Glos/Worcs) but its a tapered, handleless, glass sometimes with a bulge at the top, sometimes without (I think technically they ought to have rthe bulge)
EDIT: From the internetzPosted 7 years ago
Nobody from the UK wrote to say that they knew of schooner as a term for a beer glass. However, Tim Nott introduced me to another term: “In Cheltenham, where I lived 17 years ago, a sleever was a tall thin half-pint or pint beer glass without a handle.” This is well known, I discover, as a British term for a slightly tapered glass with a bulge near the top. Online sources suggest it has that name because they can be stacked, or sleeved. The term is also known in Australia, where a long-sleever is a large glass of beer.
Cougar – Member
ll the proper boozers round here the older men have their own they keep behind the bar.
Funnily enough, the only place I’ve ever seen that done was in South Wales.
Perhaps that sounded like they all have them, didn’t mean that just meant I’ve lived in a few places round Wigan & Bolton and seen it alotPosted 7 years agomiketuallySubscriber
The Chimay glass above serves a purpose and makes such heady brews nicer to drink!
I don’t a proper Chimay glass, but tend to drink Belgian Monk Juice from a wide wine glass we acquired from somewhere.
My favourite pint glasses are the Bristol and Dalby SSUK glasses.
Whisky tastes nicer from certain glasses.Posted 7 years agosamuriMember
Perhaps that sounded like they all have them, didn’t mean that just meant I’ve lived in a few places round Wigan & Bolton and seen it alot
Aye, me too. But they don’t bring them out on fight nights in case they get broken. I don’t like tankards myself. Straight glass every time.Posted 7 years agoHolmeseySubscriber
genuine story from late 80s, we stopped in a welsh pub (NW) on way back from a diving trip, as a bunch of spotty students.Posted 7 years ago
Landlord (v grumpy) puts pints on bar. One lad asked for his pint in a glass without a handle at which point Mr Grumpy produced a gas spanner and just smashed the handle off. we drank our beer, filtering bits of glass dust and got the flock out of town sharpish. gotta like that druid hospitality!binnersSubscriber
You’re all frightfully uncouth. The Italians got it right. They wouldn’t be seen, surrounded by underage hookers, during a game of Bunga Bunga* at Silvio’s place with a ‘tankard’, you animals!!!
* I’ve read about this an awful lot, but I have no idea what this actually is. I’m too scared to Google it. Some things are best left alone 😯Posted 7 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Stoner – Member
CFH – I was in the Cask last night. check ur old threads
You could have mentioned it before…! I ride past most nights! And, for once I was actually free/in the country last night!
What did you think of the place then? Pretty impressive beer range, non?Posted 7 years ago
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