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Monday, June 1st, 2015

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Friday, June 5th, 2015

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Monday, June 22nd, 2015

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Wednesday, July 1st, 2015

Field Test: Avex ‘Brew’ Stainless-Steel Pint Glass

Tough and durable, the Avex Brew Pint Glass is everything I didn’t realize I wanted in a do-all outdoors cup.


I’ve always preferred to drink out of glass pints, so the stainless-steel option was a solution for a problem I didn’t think existed. But over this summer, I’ve had the opportunity to use a few stainless pints, including one from Avex

The company’s Brew Pint Glass is one step better than the other stainless options put in front of me at campsites and picnics this year. The 20oz, vacuum-sealed vessel is covered in a non-slip plastic coating with about an inch of stainless lip exposed.

A removable silicone ring straddles the line between the plastic body and stainless lip, and a bottle opener is concealed on the bottom of the glass.

Testing The Pint Glass


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