Nonic Glass Set - 16 Ounce
Nonic Glass Set

Nonic Glass Set - 16 Ounce

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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.

5 Stars
Beer Guru
Absolutely the greatest glass ever! Was really skeptical at first whether they would be of high-quality. They came neatly packed and I drink every beer out of them. Great Buy!
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Reviewed by:  from Minnesota. on 12/6/2012
5 Stars
Very impressed
These glasses are just what I hoped for. Good quality, not too thin. I would recommend these to anyone on the fence about them.
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Reviewed by:  from Toronto. on 4/14/2015
5 Stars
Great Nonic
Quality nonic glass. I was a little leery to order, fearing the glasses may be too flimsy, but these nonics are legit quality made. I'd recommend these to anybody in the market for nonics.
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Reviewed by:  from Easton, MA. on 2/13/2015
5 Stars
Big Hit
My husband really liked these. He liked the shape - fits his hand and the size is just right. They have a neat shape
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Reviewed by:  from KY. on 2/3/2015
5 Stars
Love the quality
I bought these glasses for my husband for Christmas after spending a month in England/Scotland this fall. He was completely surprised and we love the quality and "low head" that these glasses provide. Our beer tastes have completely changed after our trip and these glasses allow us to enjoy a variety of beers. They are very sturdy and durable! We dropped one on accident and it didn't shatter!!!! I am considering changing all of our glasses to the Nonic Glass.
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Reviewed by:  from Aberdeen, Idaho. on 2/1/2015

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