Mount Hood In A Glass

Using United States Geological Survey (USGS) topographical data of Oregon’s Mount Hood, a company has crafted the coolest pint glass we’ve ever seen.

The company, North Drinkware, based in Portland, Ore., compiled the map data, which included the mountain’s ridges, canyons, and its peak, and then converted it into a 3D model to be integrated into a glass mold.

The creators partnered with a local glass-blowing studio based in Portland to help with crafting the pint glass. The glasses are all handmade in the studio using the custom mold. When filled, a tiny Mount Hood can clearly be seen at the bottom of the pint.

Production begins soon for anticipated spring delivery. They are not cheap — $35 for now gets you on the list to receive a single glass.

Through a Kickstarter campaign, North Drinkware has raised nearly $350,000 to fund the first production run of the pints.

We’ll raise a glass to that.

Eric Lemke

Eric is a contributing writer based in Bozeman, MT. An avid climber, mountain biker, backpacker, and snowboarder, he earned his degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. When not living the GearJunkie life, he can be found exploring the Montana backcountry.