Guinness has new glassware! And it looks better.
The new pint glass design is slimmer and shape-ier. It’s grooved, with a curvy V-shape cut into both sides. The GUINNESS wordmark and a harp in gold (as in Ireland’s coat of arms) are on one side, while on the other side is a larger, embossed harp.
The glass also seems a lil thicker, which would help the drink not get warm so quick.
The ‘half’ pint, which Guinness Anchor (GAB) used to label ‘perfect pint‘ looks great – sleek, with the height more evident. It’s also done away with the inaccurate label. A perfect UK pint is actually 568ml, and not 360ml which the Guinness glass holds.
In fact, most ‘pints’ here are unique (including Guinness) – 500ml, which is considerably below a UK pint, and closer to a US pint (473ml).
So the perfect pint label was probably breaking two laws – the Trade Descriptions Act 1972, and the Weights and Measures Act 1972. (I called GAB a few years back to complain about their marketing method, and didnt get a good answer, but i decided not to pursue the matter with the authorities.) I guess alcohol companies need to be more responsible, and have more respect for consumers.
The new glasses are being introduced in phases, and all bars should have them real soon.