28 September 2009

Anyone got Baltimore Brewing glassware to spare?

I got an e-mail from a reader:

Do you know where I might be able to find any glasses/mugs from the old Baltimore Brewing Company? I'm actually looking for any sort of stuff that may remain that might have a logo of King Gambrinus, similar to this glass.
Any help or ideas?


Twelve Mile Circle said...

Usually I playfully change the image when someone links to a graphic on my internet domain, but I've been a lurker, reading Beer in Baltimore for quite some time since finding out about it on DC-BEER (no, really!)... so I don't mind the small bandwidth leakage in this instance. Keep up the great writing.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Hey, I understand, but do you want the right glassware or not?

And no, you may NOT have my BBC quarter-keg, thank you.

BaltimoreMan said...

I was walking through the Butchers Hill "Craft Fair" 2 saturdays ago and saw someone with 2 DeGroens Growlers. I didnt feel like carrying them at the time, and would figure I would pick them up before we left (5 min later) and yep they were gone. My bad.

Twelve Mile Circle said...

I'm a nut for glassware but I'm not the guy who's looking for this one. He just randomly happened to provided you with a link to the image on my site, I'm guessing. It's all good though, and I really do enjoy your blog. I hope he finds his glasses.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Ah. My bad, then.

So what's the rarest beer glass you have of the "modern" craft beer era?

Twelve Mile Circle said...

Wow, that’s a great question but a really tough one for me because I’ve always been an accidental collector. Everything I gathered over the years comes from actual brewery and brewpub visits so I’ve never approached it from a scarcity perspective. Many of those places are now closed so there might be a residual rarity in that regard but the real value comes from the memories these mementos invoke of an unrepeatable experience. I guess if I were to single out one, it would have to be the Bardo Rodeo growler which probably has little rarity but lots of personal value. I’ll never forget my wide-eyed stare as I first entered its cavernous space on its opening weekend, nor of the countless evenings spent there afterwards as I could walk to it from where I was living at the time. I think I even have a couple of their frequent drinker T-shirts hiding somewhere too. That’s perhaps a dubious achievement but one certainly evocative of a time.