Nonic Pint Glass Set - Four Glasses
This beer glass set is a perfect example of what is used in an English pub. You get (four) 20 ounce nonic glasses. This is one of the most versatile beer glass styles available. They are perfect for enjoying ales, lagers, stouts, porters and IPAs. These are the typical style of pint glasses used in English pubs becuase of their durability, ease of stacking and suitability for serving many different styles of beer.
The nonic glass is specifically designed to enhance the experience of drinking lagers and ale. The conical sides accommodate the initial stage of the pour, while the bulbous section at the top third of the glass promotes the building of the desired 3/4" to 1" head. The glass is also designed to build more effervescence for a longer period of time, maintaining the head and prolonging the freshness of the beer.
- Beer Glass Type: English-style Nonic Glass.
- Size: 20 oz.
- Set of Four Glasses
- Dimensions: 6 inches high and 3.25 inches wide at rim.
- Country of Origin: Made in the USA.
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 the1980's, pubs began replacing these with straight pint glasses. These included the conical pints and tulip pints. 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 lack 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. 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 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.