Saturday, July 5, 2008

No Frosted Mugs Please

I've posted in the past about my disgust at being served beer in a frozen mug. I was recently interviewed regarding this problem for an Associated Press article about beverage serving temperatures. From "Setting the Perfect Temperature for a Drink":
His friends may call him a snob, and waitresses may give him odd looks, but David Turley isn't about to drink a beer with chunks of ice floating in it. But that's what can happen at restaurants that insist on serving his favorite beverage in icy mugs. And so Turley has no qualms about insisting upon another, unfrosted, glass.

"I'm pretty passionate about it," says Turley, a 50-year-old information technology worker from Fredericksburg, Va. "The first thing I look at in a restaurant is the beer menu. I consider it a food."

It's nice to see the fight getting some press. I'd like to see more folks step up and reject beer served in frosty, sweaty glassware. The article goes on to talk about proper serving temperatures for beer, wine and other beverages, and can be read in its entirety here.

Read previous blog rants regarding frosted mugs here.


  1. I'm with you on that David. I've had some bemused looks when I've been in the States and asked for a glass that wasn't frozen. I put the bemused looks down to them assuming that I was some kind of weird foreigner. Which I was.

  2. Paul, I'm hoping more folks in the US get over the "frozen beer" thing. But, that will only happen as they get over the Bud-Miller-Coors thing. (I guess we need a new name for the big factory beers now. :-)

  3. David,

    Keep up the fight!! As ale fan said I'm tired of getting strange looks when I ask for a non-frozen mug!!




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