More than three pints on the go? Bring a mate to the bar with you. There’s an answer to most pub-related issues but as is the way of humanity, devices have been made to make the easiest of tasks even easier.
Basically, Carling have made a new-shaped pint glass that makes it oh so simple to carry four at once. It’s every man’s dream.
Does this aid binge-drinking? I don’t know. Probably a bit. Is making two trips or bringing someone with you that bad? Not really. Who has three friends? I’m not actually sure. Maniacs, I imagine. Four maniacs off to the pub together to enjoy some pints of, god, Carling.
The glasses are made in such a way that they sort-of interlock within your hands as you carry them. Vertical groves stop them from slipping around, while the narrow middle section makes it easier to stretch your little hands around them.
On top of that, the glasses have what’s known as a “nucleated” bottom, meaning the beer within stays fresher for longer.
With the best will in the world, though… Carling. Really? Carling. Four pints of Carling, please. I’m not sure anyone’s ever said. Boy, after a long day at work, it sure is nice to settle down and relax with a crisp, refreshing pint of Carling.
It’s a bad beer, isn’t it? That’s what it is. Sure, it’s a beer, which already makes it better than, like, Vimto, but only marginally. It’s down there with those awful Buds and Coors that inexplicably made their way over the Atlantic some years ago.
Still, it’s good to know that if there’s four pints of Carling in front of my nice beer, it’ll be easy to move them out of the way. That was very considerate of the people at Carling.
Apparently they were made for different reason though, as Miranda Osborne, Brand Director at Carling, explained:
“Our aim was to create the perfect glass for the perfect pint, whilst responding to the needs of our customers.
“We know our customers can feel uncomfortable leaving drinks on the bar because they can’t carry them all, so we wanted to design something that could help alleviate this problem. This is why we created our new easy carry glasses.
“We hope people find getting pints in for friends a far more comfortable experience now.”
What if there’s more than four people? As far as problem solving goes, it’s like being stranded in Oxford Street naked with £100 and instead of getting a whole outfit from Gap, you just buy some Air Jordans. You’re a bit better off than before but you didn’t really highlight the real issue.
Ask the bar to lend you a tray?
Gee writing that article was exhausting. Someone get me a Carling™!
Images via Carling, Getty
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow