Glass No. 3 - Physeter Macrocephalus - The Whales Series
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Teku No. 3 - Physeter Macrocephalus
The third and final glass in the Whales Series features the infamous sperm whale, the same species depicted in Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” and the largest of the toothed predators. The sperm whale can grow to over 60 feet in length and can be found anywhere in the open ocean. The females and young males tend to travel together in groups (depicted on the right), whereas the mature males live more solitary lives (on the left).
From the early 18th through the late 20th centuries, sperm whales were often the target of whalers seeking to harvest the liquid wax (called spermaceti) found in the head of the whale. However their size meant these massive creatures could (and would) fight back against whaling ships. In fact Melville’s “Moby-Dick” was inspired by such a story - a massive sperm whale fighting and sinking The Essex. We thought it fitting that the third and final glass in our series should depict the same species as Captain Ahab's infamous white whale, and the term so many craft beer lovers have grown familiar with.
Rastal Teku - 42cl, 14 oz. brimful
- 360 degree wrap-around print
- Gold printed
- 10 oz. pour mark
Designed by Teo Musso (“Te”) of the Baladin Brewery in Torino, and Italian sensory analyst Lerenco Dabove AKA Kuaska (“Ku”), the Teku glass is perfect for fully experiencing the color, aroma and flavor of all styles of beer. It’s considered one of the world’s best beer glasses, and that’s why we’re bringing it back for our Whales Series.
Volume: 42cl, 14 oz
Washing: Hand Wash
Good For: All Styles
About The Whales Series:
"Call me Ishmael."
The opening line of Herman Melville’s “Moby-Dick,” an epic tale of captain Ahab’s obsessive quest to seek revenge on the elusive white whale. You may have just begun your journey into the world of craft beer, or perhaps you’ve been an enthusiast for decades, but just like Captain Ahab, many of us are on journeys to track down and find our own elusive white whales. The thrill of the hunt are just one of the many aspects that makes the hobby of beer trading so fun and exciting. We decided to pay homage to Captain Ahab, and to all of our quests to hunt down the beers we’ve been longing to find and enjoy, with a series of custom designed and printed Teku glasses. The Whales Series is a collaboration between The Beer Exchange and The Roaming Pint. Each illustration is custom designed by Brian Devine (The Roaming Pint) with help from Mark Iafrate (BEX).