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Yard of Ale Glass

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A popular glass used in many British pubs, it has gained favour over the nonic due to the attractive shape.

Some more delicate goblets can be found with a narrower stem and and tapering mouth, and are used for some premium lagers in Europe. Here’s a footnote - in his memoirs, Mr Hawke wrote that he achieved his drinking record not at the Turf but in the University College dining hall.If you’re looking for a glass that can hold a wide range of beers, the Imperial pint glass is the ideal choice. It is a pleasure to drink these distinctive and some times strong beers from a glass that has been specially made for the brew. It's usually just a decorative item as far as they are concerned and doubtful that they could be persuaded to fill it up and let you use it.

Almost all Belgian breweries produce their own branded glasses, which bars and cafés will serve their beer in, making the whole experience more enjoyable. This glass is shorter and wider than the traditional, but I actually prefer it, it makes it much easier to drink from (being able to pick it up and drink with some solid stabiliser muscles without spilling it all over yourself, unlike with the traditional version). Which is the real reason why everyone is encouraging you to do this, and for our earlier words of caution regarding your wardrobe. In my defense I do have a severe gag reflex and just find it impossible to open my throat and let liquid flow down without ejecting most of it back out. Signs were later erected in the pub recording his achievement, which remained a talking point for years to come.The dimples make this a very tough glass to break, and with the handle, easy to grip – and it makes you feel like you’re drinking your beer in a ‘proper’ glass! Mr Hawke had come to Oxford in 1953 on a Rhodes scholarship to study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy, politics and economics at University College. The largest 'yard' ever made was 55 feet long, made by Blowzone Hot Glass Studios, and the glass blower had to stand on a gantry to get the height.

The last time I drank a yard of ale (in a pub in Much Wenlock, Shropshire), the memorable statistic wasn't how long it took to drink it, but how long it remained in my stomach. However, it was his beer drinking and zest for life rather than his studying that brought him prominence and some notoriety in Oxford. A drink’s alcohol content is determined by its size as well as its strength, which is expressed in units. A yard of ale or yard glass is a very tall beer glass used for drinking around 21⁄2 imperial pints (1. The glass most likely originated in 17th-century England, where the glass was known also as a "long glass", a "Cambridge yard (glass)" and an " ell glass".

In Australia bottles are either 375ml or 750ml but there are a myriad of glass sizes when you go into pub, again dependant on where you are…….

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