ACL Endorses | The Pint Imperial

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.”


If you’ve got the itch for the good pint glasses, Kegworks sells them (with the etching as pictured above), for $6.95. Sounds like a no brainer to me. Read all of The Pint Imperial here.

Comments on “ACL Endorses | The Pint Imperial

    alex rialdi on January 2, 2009 6:13 PM:

    Sasha Lamb is brilliant. Lots of respect.

    Mike M on January 2, 2009 7:27 PM:

    Here in England we just steal our glasses from the local.

    Michael Williams on January 2, 2009 8:01 PM:

    England? Never heard of it.


    JP on January 2, 2009 8:05 PM:

    Another great post.

    I. Love. Beer.

    And what’s better than drinking it somewhere cool?


    JP on January 2, 2009 8:19 PM:

    Do I get a prize for finding the tiny smiley face?


    Slamb on January 2, 2009 11:17 PM:

    Thanks for the nod. Nothing worse than a small pint. Imperialists unite!

    cowboydan on January 3, 2009 7:48 AM:

    Honestly who buys a pint glass when their free down the pub!

    birm on January 3, 2009 9:12 AM:

    Anyone know where I still might find these with the crown stamp and without the CE etching? I broke two of the original version and can’t seem to find the old style to replace them.

    jk on January 3, 2009 9:46 AM:

    Love Pint Imperial. Great post.

    Laguna Beach Trad on January 5, 2009 11:54 AM:

    Great post. Thanks for the book tip. Brings back memories of downing innumerable pints of bitter. Some people take this sort of thing rather seriously (as they should I suppose), for instance the brave chaps in the British Weights and Measures Association (BWMA) and the Metric Martyrs. I confess to having attended more than one meeting of the former.

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