Hood Rat Glass Co. began after one typical Texas summer day. This included golf with my buddies (known around our golf club as The Hood Rats) and quite a few beers at our local neighborhood bar. The glassware we encountered that day were typical cheap 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 generally the same from every manufacturer. Most have a straight walled design with the same size handle. Any glass mug in reality is 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 300 years. Therefore, We made it our goal to revolutionize the way glassware is designed in a more ergonomic and functional way.
The El Guapo mug is our 1st design and has received patent pending status with the USPTO. The El Guapo has many unique ergonomic features in the design that make it 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, not just beer. The ergonomic benefits of the El Guapo allow less wrist and arm strain by providing multiple balance points and raised center of gravity which also creates a better liquid flow. What we are really saying is, You can drink faster and out of something that looks and feels lighter. Hell yes to that!
The Winthorp whiskey glass is the ideal glass for enjoying any spirit with class and beauty. Just like El Guapo, Winthorp is designed with balance points that lets you hold with just 2 fingers and also helps prevent your hand from warming the drink. This makes enjoying bourbon, whiskey, scotch or anything a great experience unlike anything before.
Every glass we design and manufacture is made from either Lead Free Crystal Glass or High White clear Soda Lime glass. By using these more expensive raw materials, our products will always be clear and allow presenting your beverage in its truest colors.
We will be adding to the product line in 2020. Expect a late summer release of the 14 oz Evarly glass & 4 oz Evarly taster/shot glass. A 2nd version of the EL Guapo 23oz mug is planned for 2021 along with new whiskey glass designs and wine glasses. Stay tuned!
Thank you for learning about our plans for world glassware domination. Please follow us on social media (Twitter and Instagram) for updates on new products or events. Remember to enjoy a drink, but do so responsibly.
The Hood Rats