Hood Rat History


Hood Rat Glass Co. began after a 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 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 3000 years.  Therefore, We made it our goal to revolutionize the way glassware is designed in a more ergonomic and functional way.  Hood Rat Glass Co. came to life.

The El Guapo mug is our 1st design and it has been submitted for a utility patent with the USPTO and has received patent pending status.  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 drinking bourbon, whiskey, scotch or anything a great experience unlike anything before.  

With the launch of the 22oz El Guapo and Winthorp whiskey glass, we hope to to expand our product line by the end of 2019.  Already in pre-production and scheduled for winter 2019 is a 16oz El Guapo Pint glass & 5oz El Guapo Texas taster/shot glass.  We have also designed a 34oz El Guapo mug and 25oz Frank Mug for 2020.

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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