Thursday, 13 August 2009

Nice glass #2: Willybecher



The half-litre Willybecher is another classic German beer glass. Like the British nonic or dimple, it's utilitarian and hard-wearing. I have the impression it's regarded as a little old-fashioned these days. I really like it. But elegant? No.

5 comments:

  1. I never knew that's what they were called. I got a 400ml one from Bergmann Brauerei in Dortmund a couple of weeks ago. I like it. The 4cl one looks elegant enough! :)

    Not quite a Wicked Willybecher though.

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  2. These may work in Germany but IMV are terrible when used in the UK. A few years ago we (for some reason) had them as official glasses at the Stockport Beer Festival and they proved highly unpopular.

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  3. Just curious, but why do you reckon are they terrible in the UK, or what made them unpopular at the Stockport Festival.

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  4. I wouldn't want to drink mild out of them either, but I cannot explain why not. Something subconscious.

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