Monday, February 9, 2009

Sometimes We All Judge a Book by the Cover...

...just like sometimes we judge a drink by the glass. You know martini night with the girls wouldn't be nearly as much fun if those festive, bright-colored drinks came in boring tumblers.

Belgian beer makers are snobs about their glasses, too. And rightfully so, it's not like they are serving Miller Lite over here. Sometimes when I go into a bar I want to tell the bartender I will have whatever comes in "that glass". But that would be so un-beer-sophisticated of me.

So instead I spent hours pouring over Belgian beers and glasses on the internet to find out the name of the beer that has a monopoly on "that glass". You know "that glass"; it the one with the bulbous bottom that needs its own wooden stand to stay upright. The all too collectible glass that sometimes requires your shoe as a deposit, that is "that glass". And I wanted a beer served in "that glass".

Kwak

Kwak is the beer that comes in "that glass". And the Beerhuis on the Water served it in "that glass". It was a definite on our list of sites to see in Gent.
The beer was nothing special, but it came in "that glass". Maybe next time they will give a Duvel served in "that glass".

6 comments:

Katie said...

duvel is my favorite beer ever.

Laura Kay said...

It is my favorite beer-beer, but I am also a huge fan of the kriek and lambic beers!

Nicole O'Dell said...

yum! You're so right about having the right glass!

Thanks for coming by my blog today. :)

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rightonmom said...

Portland is a beer glass snob town too at times. Guess we're in good company with you guys!

Midwest Mommy said...

My husband is addicted to Duvel! I had to buy him Duvel glasses for his birthday one year because he claimed it didn't taste the same unless it was in a Duvel glass, lol!