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God Save the Queen and Those Brits Who Design Pints

MNBeer is nothing, if not concerned for the mental and physical well-being of its readers.  That’s why we take great pains to bring to you the most current, critical news of the local craft beer world.  From time to time we need to ignore our provincial bias and share momentous news from outside our borders.  Consider this a Public Service Announcement.

Check out this Associated Press story shared in the Pioneer Press regarding a new “smash-proof pint glass meant to reduce drinking injuries.”  I especially like the quote, “Glassing causes horrific injuries and has a lasting and devastating impact on victims and their families.”  Hell, things have apparently gotten so bad that they’ve coined a term for it – glassing.  Outfrickenstanding!  And then there is this line, “Officials swore the country would save billions in health care costs by coming up with a glass that doesn’t double as a lethal weapon.”  Hell, maybe we don’t need health care reform.

I figure this P.S.A. outta earn MNBeer a Nobel Peace Prize, so go ahead and begin lobbying The Nobel Foundation.


  1. Jono says:

    Well done, Mag.

  2. JC says:

    “Of course, a shatterproof pint could still be used like a club in fight — but at least it wouldn’t produce lethal shards of glass with the cutting power of a sharp knife.”

    Yeah, blunt force trauma to the head sounds much safer.

  3. Bitter Non-Brewer says:

    I could swear I’ve been reading this same story for 20 years, going back to News of the Weird in the Strib’s Variety section, before we all had internets.

  4. Eric says:

    Ditto Jono.

  5. David Berg says:

    Mag- If you liked that report, you’ll love this:

    “To put this in context, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents reports that 40,000 people are injured in accidents in the pub. So should we ban pubs then? Hardly – people might go home instead, and that’s far more dangerous – 100,000 people injure themselves each year trying to assemble furniture, and last year there were 5310 accidents involving trousers.”


  6. Mag says:

    The only logical conclusion one can draw is that we need to spend more time at pubs and less time at home. Furthermore, we should wear sweatpants when visiting the pub so as to avoid trouser accidents. I’m on board with this. I’m sure I’d look great in sweats.

  7. David Berg says:

    Is it just me, or does the “Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents” sound like something out of a Monty Python sketch?

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