Why Teku Beer Glasses Matter

Aaah, the Teku glass. It’s the first glass to get snatched out of your kitchen cabinet for an impromptu bottle share for a reason. As far as beer drinking versatility goes, there’s nothing else quite like it.

Manufactured by Rastal in Germany, Teku glasses were originally developed specifically for Baladin Brewery, a world famous craft brewery located in Northern Italy. The name comes directly from the masterminds behind this beautiful piece of stemware: Matterino “Teo” Musso, owner and head brewer of Baladin Brewry, and Lorenzo Dabove “Kuaska,” a die-hard, Italian craft beer enthusiast. The shape and design became an immediate sensation and the Teku is now considered a must-have glass for any true craft beer enthusiast.

Developed specifically to amplify the multi-sensory experience that is craft beer, each line and angle was designed to heighten the flavor of the beer, but especially the aroma.

Why is aroma so important? Smell is so closely connected to taste that how a beer smells will undoubtedly influence the flavor of a beer. Don’t believe us?  A fun and easy at-home experiment for any beer drinker is to taste the same beer in different vessels. Crack open a can and divide up your beer into a juice glass, a snifter, and a teku. Be sure to keep some in the can for a full understanding of just how much your nose has control over your beer drinking experience.

A modernized version of the traditional tulip glass, Tekus function at their peak when enjoying an IPA, pale ale, saison, or sour. Though regardless of style, in our opinion, it’s one of your best options on the market for glassware. The secret of the Teku lies in the angled bowl, which traps the aroma in the glass, allowing you to get a full whiff each and every time you take a sip. The stem isn’t just there so you feel fancy, but also to keep your body temperature from prematurely warming your beer.

Now, while supplies last, pick up your very own #CAF Teku glass. Branded on one side with Cappy’s new logo and the other with our signature hashtag, these glasses were ordered in limited quantities and won’t be available for long. We’re serious about making sure our customers enjoy the best craft beer available, and that starts with proper glassware. #CAF Tekus are $15 each.

 

 

Revisiting Knee Deep Brewing Company

Tonight at Cappy’s we’re joining the guys at Knee Deep Brewing Co. and our friends at Premium to relaunch this incredible, award-winning brewery in Ohio.

Knee Deep recently signed a distribution contract with Premium Beverage Supply. What does that mean for you? It means that you’ll be seeing their awesome beers on draft more often in the area along with a wider array of their beers in package on our shelves.

So what’s the deal with this California brewery? The family-owned business got their start contract-brewing in 2010 near Lake Tahoe. They’ve grown over the years to a 28,000 square-foot facility just north of Sacramento. Known back in the day, locally, for selling the freshest beer possible, they used to sell growler fills directly from their loading dock. Talk about fresh hops! Rumor is that expansion is on the horizon in 2019.

These guys have brought home a ton of hardware at various beer competitions including 2017 GABF Silver for Lupulin River.

Interested in trying out their beers? Join us on the patio tonight, Wednesday, October 3rd from 5-10pm. You’ll have a chance to try some of their beers on tap, meet Jason and Danny from Knee Deep, and pick up some package from this brewery to-go.

Available on draft:

Breaking Bud

Simtra

Stoutello

Available in package:

Breaking Bud

Lupulin River

Man Juice

Slooow Mo

Stoutello

Tahoe Deep

Tanilla