Ever wonder how to tell if your favorite bar loves you? Apparently it has something to do with the glass your beer is served in. The blog The Pint Imperial — written by Brooklyn’s Sasha Lamb — is an interesting read and a great resource for anyone keen on proper beer drinking in New York City.
In addition to giving me a robust list of new watering holes, TPI drops some serious pint glass knowledge on ya:
“This glass is special for several reasons. First of all, historically, it is a unit of measurement that harkens back to colonial days, when these units were royally sanctioned to the commonwealth. The King at some point changed it from 16 to 20oz. History plus booze is always good. Secondly, this unit of measure is 20 ounces, whereas an american pint is 16 ounces.”