The GovX staff imbibes. We’re giving some love to the 5 star-rated Hydro Flask True Pint, and the tasty homebrewed beers that make us so proud to be San Diegans. Stay frosty.
Y’all ready for some Octoberfest? Keep your pumpkin spice lattes, because here at the GovX office, we’re drinking BEER, folks! This month, I’m giving a shout-out to one of our favorite products on the site.
Behold, the Hydro Flask True Pint:
This product is the best beer-drinking companion you can buy. And here in San Diego, we love our beer. And as much as we claim to be annoyed by pretentious fans—those yahoos sniffing and swirling a brew like it’s some kind of friggin’ century-old cognac—we understand that this passion drove the creation of local favorites like Ballast Point’s Sculpin IPA, Karl Strauss’s Red Trolley, or Stone’s Arrogant Bastard.
They are delicious alternatives to the swill we chugged in college. These beers are as varied in taste as they are abundant, and there’s a special thrill we get when we hear a local bar just tapped Pliny the Elder. Our city has turned this into an art form.
Wait. Did I just turn into a pretentious beer fan?
I suppose it was only a matter of time. I make no apologies. I love San Diego beers. Especially when they’re cold. Very cold.
And that’s why I love the True Pint. It takes the bestselling design of Hydro Flask products and puts it into a pint glass, perfect for beers, cocktails, or any other beverage you enjoy frosty cold. Their brand culture is reflected in their hashtag: #freedomfromlukewarm.
Freedom indeed. Compare the True Pint to a typical pint glass at the bar: Your beer is cold for the first few minutes, but warms up somewhere in the twenty minutes you’ve spent talking to your friends. By the time you’re ready for another round, you’re swigging down room temperature suds.
A few other points about this thing, in case for some reason you haven’t bought it yet. The metal prevents condensation, so there’s no need for a coaster on the coffee table. The curved lip feels like a traditional pint glass’s edge. And the Loadout Room’s writeup reported that in a 30-minute period, a Saison ale rose just 1.6 degrees in the True Pint, compared to 8.3 degrees in a traditional glass.
My expensive collection of pint glasses from breweries around the country are officially obsolete. Those glass implements of yesteryear are now mere ornaments in my kitchen, like misfit toys eyeing my matte black True Pint with envy.
I know what I’m getting everyone for Christmas this year. Cheers.