Nonic Beer Glass Set
Are you looking to create the English pub experience within the comfort of your own home or home bar? This beer glass set is a perfect start and an example of what is commonly used in an English pub to serve a wide range of ales, IPAs, lagers, porters and stouts. The set contains (two) 16 ounce nonic glasses. Enjoy a beer in one of the most versatile beer glass styles available. Nonic glasses were developed for use in busy pubs where durability and ease of storage are very important. Nonic glasses were developed specifically to solve these two design concerns. The rims are heat treated so they won't "nick" hence the name "no nick" or nonic. The bulge allows for easy stacking to economize space. These glasses are "must haves" for your home bar and one of the first building blocks for a complete beer glassware collection!
- Beer Glass Type: Nonic Glasses
- Size: 16 oz.
- Set of Two Glasses
- Dimensions: 6 inches high and 3 inches wide at rim
- Country of Origin: Made in the USA
- Heat Treated for greater strength and durability
About Nonic Glasses
Nonic glasses are an English glassware innovation. Bars and pubs are always looking for ways to economize their glassware inventory. Key areas of concern are storage and breakage. The evolution of the pub glass used in England started with the dimpled mug also called the dimpled jug. These mugs are very durable but aren't easy to store because they are wide, can be hard to stack and have a handle that takes up room on a shelf. Starting the 1980's, pubs began replacing these with straight pint glasses. These included the conical pints (shaker style) and tulip pints (Irish style). Conical pints were favored because they are fairly durable, taller rather than wide and are easy to stack. The drawback is that the conical pint lacks character and isn't that visually appealing. Tulip pints do offer character and can be stacked but aren't that durable when compared to dimpled mug or conical pint. The nonic pint was then developed by the glassware industry to be easily stacked and have a durable rim so as not to chip when pulling aware from the beer tap. The durable rim is commonly reported to be the result of the bulge in the glass. This is unlikely and the rim is likely "not to nick" or "no nick" by heat treating the rim. The bulge in the glass is a design feature to make the glasses easier to stack. Nonic glasses have largely supplanted the tulip pint and have taken the mantle as the go-to English pint glass. The glassware in English pubs continues to evolve with the growth of the craft beer movement. The selection of glassware used to serve the various types of craft beers has grown and stemmed beer glass such as tulips and pokals are becoming more common.