Sometimes you and your beer must travel outside of the comfort of your couch. These can be perilous adventures and a beer carrying device — like a bottle, can, cup or Viking horn — is always a welcome security blanket when you’re forced to socialize with the outside world, whether you’re navigating a backyard barbecue or crushing a craft beer on Mount Everest.
The folks at Hydro Flask feel they’ve come up with a unique solution — the True Pint — a 16-ounce pint cup made from 18/8 food-grade stainless steel. This article is a preview for the $21.99 item, which will soon be on the Hydro Flask website (it’s not there yet). The company says its pint’s double wall vacuum provides top-notch insulation power, and they’re willing to back it up with a lifetime warranty (though we’re not sure whose life we’re talking about here). And if that’s not good enough (you needy drunks), Hydro Flask has even agreed to give 5 percent of its net profits to 12 different non-profits through its charitable arm 5% Back. Take it away, Hydro Flask.
It definitely does not moonlight as a coffee tumbler! This was very intentional as the product designers wanted it to feel like a glass pint, so beer lovers could enjoy their brew the way it was meant to be enjoyed. The product designers delved deep into the world of glassware studying shapes such as The French Jelly Glass, The American Shaker Pint, The Weissber Vase, The Nonic Imperial Pint along with classics like the Irish Imperial Pint.
Staying in line with the classic US glass pint shape and after many iterations, the designers created an insulated pint that feels smooth and familiar against your lips. They developed an internal angle step change to not only aid in the pouring of a smooth beer but to also open the beer aromas as you are tipping the pint to drink.
Well, we’re at the very least impressed with Hydro Flask’s glass knowledge, so we give the Hydro Flask a pass. Now, send us some free ones.