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$985
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 22 2012 12:45 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 22, 2012

beer pour'n

Short video demonstrations of the proper pour into the proper glass with the appropriate beer for each recognized beer style.

beer pour'n

Short video demonstrations of the proper pour into the proper glass with the appropriate beer for each recognized beer style.

$985
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
14
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 22 2012 12:45 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 22, 2012

About

Project Summary 

Is there any better time for this project? NO! Right here, right now is a great time for beer geeks and beer enthusiasts around the world. Through the efforts of beer journalists and bloggers like me, beer is finally getting the respect it deserves. 

The money raised from this project will be used to produce 23 short videos that demonstrate the correct pour for the 23 recognized styles of beer in their appropriate glass. The videos will be a welcome addition to my already popular style.profile series in which I explain what to expect from each style of beer. In addition to the pour demonstration, the videos will briefly explain why each particular glass is best suited for a particular style of beer. Also, when it is appropriate I will include historical background and other trivia tidbits for each glass. 

The Kickstarter funding will be used to purchase classic examples of each beer and the appropriate glass for each beer style. An original theme song will also be commissioned for these videos.  The remaining money will be used to purchase specific set and recording equipment to properly showcase each perfect pour. The videos will be hosted on www.hopheadsaid.com

Why is glassware important? 

The glass geometries (shape, height, and thickness of the glass) play a very important role in how the beer is enjoyed. For example, thin glass lets the beer naturally warm up, which is good for some ale styles but hardly ever good for a lager. Some glasses are tall and skinny which allow the light to shine through them and showcase a beer's brilliant clarity. Tall and skinny glasses are perfect for pilsners but less dramatic for dark or cloudy beers. Taken as a whole the glass plays an important role as to how the beer is perceived and enjoyed especially if the beer is being paired with food. 

Who am I? 

First and foremost I am a beer geek. I have been enjoying craft beer for nearly twenty years and homebrewing for fifteen years. I mention this only to back up the notion that I know my beer and beer styles. Three years ago I created my alter ego, HopHeadSaid, and my life hasn’t been the same since. My website has morphed over the years but I am now focused on writing beer and food pairings and have been doing so for almost a year and a half. Earlier this year I became a Certified Cicerone®, which is the beer world’s version of a sommelier. There are less than 400 Certified Cicerones® in the United States at this time. To get a better sense of my beer geeky-ness and my qualifications to successfully complete this project please visit www.hopheadsaid.com and look around. 

Thanks for taking the time to consider this project. Your support will be greatly appreciated! 

Cheers!

Curtis Taylor 

AKA HopHeadSaid

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