Posts filed under 'Beer Mugs'
With the Christmas gift giving season quickly approaching, you’re certainly seeking some high quality, unique gifts for that special outdoorsman. Whether he loves hunting, fishing, or simply has a grand appreciation of nature and wildlife, he’s going to love these beer mugs. Featuring woodlands animals such as a bear and whitetail deer, as well as a duck and fish, this engraved beer mug set is a show stopper. Our master glass carvers will carefully carve away the background panel, leaving the barbed circle and animal design raised from the glass surface in a beautiful three-dimensional manner. Unlike simple engraved or etched products, our carved barware glasses are leaps and bounds above the competition.
If your special man loves fishing and hunting but prefers whiskey, scotch or bourbon, we have the same wildlife design in a custom whiskey glass set too.
Check out our wildlife wine glasses, pilsners, highball glasses for mixed drinks and cocktails, and our pint glasses that make a great all-purpose drinking glass for the entire family. Our wildlife glasses make the perfect addition to a log home or mountain retreat kitchen, your man cave or home bar as well.
October 22nd, 2014
Imagine that you have a big keg of beer that you can dip your mug into whenever you feel like having a drink. If the mere thought made you lick your lips, then you should seriously consider home brewing your own beer. Home brewed beer is all the rage these days because it’s cheaper and you can control the strength to suit your own taste.
The most common ingredient that goes into making beer is barley. Barley is a hardy cereal with coarse bristles, cultivated especially for stock feed and, you’ve got it, brewing. However, it is not the only grain that you can use to make beer. You can also use other cereals like wheat, rye, oats and sorghum.
Before you can use barley to start brewing beer, you need to prepare it through a process called malting. Fortunately, you can buy malted barley, which is what most brewers do. This will save you a lot of time and trouble. Malt provides the sugar that yeast consumes during fermentation. The higher the concentration of malt you use, the stronger your beer will become.
Other ingredients you will need for home brewing your own beer are hops, yeast and water. Hops are added to provide the bitterness to balance the sweetness. They are added in much smaller quantities than malt. They are available in pelletized form for convenience. Yeast converts the sugar in malt into alcohol and carbon dioxide. The process is called fermentation. Alcohol is what you drink beer for and carbon dioxide gives the beer its fizz.
Now that you have the ingredients, there are only a few more steps involved – provided the malted barley you have bought has already been mashed. Mashing involves soaking the malt in hot water in order to chop the large starch molecules into smaller sugar molecules. Most malt meant for home brewers have already been mashed, so you don’t need to worry about it.
The first step is to get the equipment that you will require, such as a stainless steel brew kettle and some buckets. Create a thick solution of water and malt, which is called wort (so as to distinguish it from fermented beer) and boil it. Boiling kills the germs, makes it more easily fermentable and helps make the finished product more stable. When the wort is boiling, hops are added to it. The boiled wort is then cooled.
The next step is to add yeast to the cooled wort and wait for fermentation to take place. Depending on how strong you want your beer to be, you can allow fermentation to last from a few days to a few months. After the fermentation is complete, you can bottle the beer in beer growlers or keg the beer, ready to be served. Now that you have learned the art of home brewing your own beer, the time has come to indulge yourself.
When it comes to drinking beer, what is substance without style? In order to enjoy your beer fully, you need the right company and the right glassware. The latter translates into exquisitely beautiful and elegant crystal beer mugs, glasses and pilsners. Crystal Imagery, Inc. is renowned for its distinctive barware that is designed to add romance to every drop of beer you drink. What could be a more stylish way to drink home brewed beer and impress your guests than this?
October 19th, 2014
Who doesn’t dream of owning a beach home and enjoying some coastal living on a regular basis? Well whether that dream has already come true for you or you’re still working on getting that ocean front beach house, we have some seashell themed glasses that are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes.
Featuring a conch shell, starfish, sand dollar and scallop shell, our designs are deeply carved one at a time by our master glass carvers creating a three dimensional finish that makes jaws drop.
Choose from our seashell wine glasses, seashell beer mugs, seashell pint glassware, seashell highball cocktail glasses, seashell pilsner glasses or seashell rocks glasses or buy some of each to complete your glassware collection.
Don’t forget to grab some of these beauties for your holiday gift-giving needs. They’re the gift everyone loves and can appreciate for years to come.
October 16th, 2014
Ahoy, Matey! We’ve set sail on a new adventure with these beauties! Whether you own a beach home, are the captain of your own ship, or simply wish you had a house in a coastal city and need to pretend a while longer…we’ve got you covered with some nautical glasses and nautical barware. Offering four different designs and sold as a set, our nautical glassware features a captain’s wheel, anchor, compass rose and a sailboat design all beautifully hand carved to create the perfect gift for your favorite sailor.
Glass styles available: nautical whiskey, nautical highball glasses, nautical beer mugs, nautical pint glasses, nautical wine glasses and nautical pilsners.
The holiday shopping season is just around the corner. Be sure to place your order soon to ensure a spectacular gift for that special ocean loving friend.
October 16th, 2014
We’ve added some really cool groomsmen gift ideas to the site for you! Our newest custom groomsmen beer mugs, groomsmen whiskey glasses, and groomsmen shot glasses feature a retro style with a vintage typewriter font presenting the title of your groomsman (Groom, Best Man, Groomsman or Usher) along with his name making it a classy groomsman gift that he will enjoy for many years to come.
Our master sand-carvers will carve out the background panel of the design one at a time, leaving the lettering untouched and raised from the beer mug or whiskey glass surface in a really cool 3D manner. These hand crafted engraved groomsmen glasses are far superior in finish to the custom groomsmen glasses you find at the mall kiosk where they only scratch the name into the glass. Many grooms make the mistake of seeking out inexpensive groomsmen gifts and sacrifice quality. Our glasses, when ordered in sets of four or more will range from only $8-$13 a glass! Not only are these best man gifts affordable, but they are of the highest quality and will far surpass your expectations. You have to see them and run your finger across the carvings to experience our depth of carve for yourself. If you look closely at these photographs, you can see the shadowing around the personalization on each bar glass. Our sand-carvers will carve away the background to a depth that provides the wow factor while maintaining the integrity of your glass.
Your best man, ushers and groomsmen have been loyal friends for many years. They deserve a thoughtful gift that they can be proud to use on a regular basis. A gift from the Crystal Imagery barware collection shows your true appreciation of his loyalty!
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April 21st, 2014