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Young men were initiated into their troop by having to drink an entire boot of beer from the literal boot of a fellow soldier. This tall, slender conical glass, sometimes with a short stem, but always with a round foot, may fit 330ml of beer, but it is in fact a bit larger than that- to fit in the pillowy head that most beer in continental Europe is served with. Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). Some more delicate goblets can be found with a narrower stem and and tapering mouth, and are used for some premium lagers in Europe. Pronounced “Masskroog”, this is a glass tankard which is commonly used at the Oktoberfest celebrations.

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When first raised to your lips, the problem is controlling the weight of the beer-filled bulb at the end of the glass. An Imperial pint glass is the ideal size for taking full advantage of the flavors and aromas in a variety of beers, with a diameter of 23 inches. The German term ‘Steinkrug’ is for a stoneware version, but ‘Stein’ is often incorrectly used for the glass; other materials have there own names such as Glaskrug (for glass). They're not commonly seen in action, nowadays, but some pubs still have them displayed, either in a stand or slung from the ceiling behind the bar.

A specific curvy version of a pilsner glass that holds the aromatics and expansive head of the many German and Belgian wheat beers. First originating in 17th century England, the yard of ale was also known as the Long Glass, Cambridge Yard or Ell Glass.Although this style of glass used to hold about a litre and a half, this century has seen it standardised as 1 litre to the line, with the remaining room for a nice frothy head. It is said that Lawrence Hill, 22, of Bolton, Lancashire, England, sucked down a 2 1/2 pint yard of ale in 6. The ability to comment on our stories is a privilege, not a right, however, and that privilege may be withdrawn if it is abused or misused.

Which is the real reason why everyone is encouraging you to do this, and for our earlier words of caution regarding your wardrobe. A popular glass used in many British pubs, it has gained favour over the nonic due to the attractive shape. Levels on the glass are marked out according to how much of a legend you are (aka how much of the ale in the glass you can drink). Go down in history as the only man to down a yard of ale (amongst your friends) with this manly Yard of Ale drinking glass.You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary. 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. Commonly referred to as a "Coachman's Quaff," the Yard of Ale glass has a unique and distinguished place in drinking lore.

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