I hopped online the other night and saw that Lynnhaven Pub had new glasses! The large tulips with the Pub's name emblazoned on the front and the classic hashtag #suckitlynnhavenpub on the back - I had to have one.
One thing about me that you probably already know if you spend time around me, is that I love glassware. It's something that started back in 1993 when I was stationed in Germany and started drinking German beer. Every little town there has a brewery and when they deliver beer to the local gasthaus they also give them glasses. I loved weizen bier and drank a lot of it over there (ask my friend Rob, he drank just as much of that stuff.) So after finishing a drink I would slip a weizen glass up my sleeve and take it home with me. If you didn't know where this "steal the pint/glass" thing came from, it was knuckleheads like me.
Rob and I were barracks buddies waiting for our names to be picked on the housing list, this happened about 3 months after being in country. That meant we finally got to be reunited with our wives and kids. Of course when Shelby was there I had to show her the "economy" - that's what we called going leaving base. We had dinner somewhere and she notice me trying to take a weizen glass and put the kibosh to my thieving ways. She said I better pay for it if I want it; it's funny because it never occurred to me to ask if I could just buy the glass. So after finishing a drink I would hold up the glass and ask, "Wieviel kostet das?" I was pleasantly surprised to find out that most people in the establishments over there would just say it was "frei"...free!
If I did pay for a glass it was about 2.5 marks, which was the equivalent to a buck American. I still have all my weizen glasses and some fest mugs from being in country and I love thinking about the time we spent over there and my first real experience with good beer.
Sorry, I got a little off track...so you noticed the #suckitlynnhavenpub hashtag? Rob, owner of The Pub, said it was something him and a rep started a while back for fun. It makes me chuckle whenever I see it, check out Instagram with the hashtag you'll see half of them are probably mine. Pay attention to Rob's posts and you'll see a few other funny, reoccurring hashtags.
Rob said there are only 140 of these glasses, this was as of Monday. I doubt there are that they will last long and this Friday is The Pub's famous Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) event. It draws a huge crowd and I would be surprised to any of these glasses make it past the weekend.
Disclaimer: I do not condone stealing glasses from any establishment! Ask if you can buy or have one.