Magic Hat #9

A light, slightly dry “not-quite-pale” ale with a fruity finish and a 5.1 alcohol content rating.

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Auchentoshan Wiskey

Auchentoshan is a Scottish whiskey distillery that holds an annual festival that draws around 3000 connoisseurs from around the world every year. This year the festival will include whiskey tastings, live music and cooking classes.

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BeerWare: The Tulip Glass

This type of glass is shaped like a tulip if you haven’t already guessed so much. They typically are used for stronger IPAs and Scotch ales. Some of the fancier ones have gold rims around them – but who cares about that kind of stuff. The nice thing about these is that it creates the best possible head if just pour lightly down the inside of the lip.

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BeerWare: Weizen Glass

Weizen is the German for the word wheat, which is why these glasses are intended for wheat beer. These glasses are intended to be pour with a generous amount of head, to lock in the fruity aroma of a hefeweizen. The long thin walls of the glass are meant to show off the beer’s color beneath the suds.

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BeerWare: The Oversized Wine Glass

The first time i received a beer in one of these glasses I felt a bit effeminate. After a recent trip to Belgium I have to admit that I’ve actually began to enjoy drinking from them. Perfect for the Belgian ales which smell great from the large opening and their fun.

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BeerWare: The Mug

The beer mug is one of the most sacred boozing vessels. Men feel like giants as they swig from this large heavy glasses. The official cup of Oktoberfest is great for almost any German beer, American pilsner, Irish red, or an English brown ale.

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BeerWare: The Goblet

The Goblet is a large round piece of glassware, best used to serve heavier typically European brewed beers. Belgian IPAs, tripels, and quadrupels and all great candidates to fill these cups. Make sure the beer crashed into the very bottom of the inside of the cup for the ideal pour.

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