Hood Rat History


The Saga known as Hood Rat Glass Co.

Hood Rat Glass Co. came to life after normal summer day in  which included lots of golf and quite a few beers at our local neighborhood bar.  The glassware we encountered were typical pint glasses and large 34oz beer mugs.  As you may have experienced, beer mugs can be a burden to use depending on size but they all look the same from every manufacturer.  Every one has a straight walled design with the same size handle.  Any glass mug  is really hard to use correctly, especially for women.  While we chatted and drank, we began drawing the future of beer mugs.    Within a few days, the first CAD drawings were completed and 3D printed prototypes were made.  We began researching the different types of glassware designed specifically for beer and realized it is really under appreciated.  It is almost like everyone has agreed to stick with the standard designs for the last 3000 years.  Therefore, We have made it our goal to revolutionize the way glassware is designed in a more ergonomic and functional way.

The El Guapo is our 1st mug design and it has been submitted for a utility patent with the USPTO and the status is now patent pending.  El Guapo has many unique ergonomic features in the design that it is far superior to anything currently on the market.  The ease of use is unmistakable and you will undoubtedly want an El Guapo mug for every occasion.  The features of the El Guapo allow less wrist and arm strain by providing multiple balance points, balanced center of gravity while also creating a better liquid flow.   What we are really saying is, You can drink beer faster and out of something that looks and feels awesome.  Hell yes to that!

The El Guapo, is currently available in 22oz volume.  This size allows for the best possible drinking experience while not having to refill the mug as often and if you are a restaurant or brewery, maximize your profits.  The positive response to the El Guapo has been overwhelming and we are extremely excited to release them to the world. 

With the launch of the El Guapo, we hope to gain enough interest and sales to expand our product line.  4 other designs including a 34oz El Guapo,  Winthorp Bourbon glass, The Frank Mug & 20oz Hefeweizen glass are  prototyped, but the success of the El Guapo will determine which one or all we launch next.  We hope our customers can help with this decision.

Thank you for learning about our plans for world glassware domination.  Please follow us on Twitter to check out which places we might be throwing some Pinata Parties.   Remember to enjoy a drink, but do so responsibly.


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