Sunday, 20 June 2010

Mine's a pint

I recently concluded a poll asking the question “What is your preferred type of pint beer glass?” There were 61 responses, broken down as follows:

Conical: 19 (31%)
Dimpled tankard: 14 (23%)
Nonik: 17 (28%)
Tulip: 9 (15%)
Other: 2 (3%)

So a narrow victory for the conical, perennial beer festival favourite and widely seen as the classic traditional British beer glass. But a lot of support for the humble, utilitarian Nonik, which in my view has a kind of minimalist elegance and simplicity, and also plenty of votes for the supposedly old-fashioned dimpled tankard. Surprisingly little support for the tulip, though, the national glass of Yorkshire.

8 comments:

  1. The nonik should be consigned to the dustbin of history. It is the worst possible glass from every point of view. IMO of course.

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  2. But a Con-Dem alliance of the useless Nonic and the old-fashioned tankard would crush the Tulip and Conic faction.

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  3. The dimpled jug is the vessel of choice for the twat and the chinless wonder!

    You might surmise I don't care for it.

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  4. Used just to be the chinless wonder, but it is expanding.

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  5. Who named these shapes, they make beer sound dowdy and boring!

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  6. Nonik = "No nicks". That is it can be stacked, due to the bulge, without chipping the edges.

    Simples.

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  7. The large plastic bucket bought from B&Q. And a straw.

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