There is nothing like a good pint night at a local tap room. So, for those who might be new to the concept, a pint night is where you can purchase a decorative beer glass for a price and then typically get refills at a discounted price. I have been to a few (ok several) over the past few years and to me there are a few things that make a great pint night.
The most obvious is the glass if you are a collector like me. I know I enjoy seeing the different creative designs that breweries come up with. Hey graphic artist out there, I bet it is a fun time getting a chance to work with breweries on logo designs! I remember the very first glass I got which was El Mastodon from Lucky Bucket Brewing Company. The glass is very cool and I was excited to get it. The other thing that made my night was getting introduced to a new beer.
Boy was that a treat that night getting to try a barley wine. Pint nights are a great opportunity to try out a new beer. Most of the time the pint night themes are around a seasonal beer that the brewery is promoting. It is a great way craft beer fans to look forward to a new porter or stout in the winter months and a nice crisp IPA in spring or summer months. I am always up for trying something new, but there is no shame in filling up your pint glass with one of your favorites from that brewery.