Tall Tales after a Day on the Water

kern-river-brewingPeople sometimes ask where I came up with the idea of creating the Angler’s Pint. It all started after a day of fishing for golden trout in the southern Sierras. I was staying in the town of Kernville, and the Kern River Brewery is the only brewpub in town–so you know where I ended up that night, right?

If I recall properly, it’s right after the barkeep warned me of the ABV of the bourbon stout I was in love with and had just ordered again. I was doodling on a napkin and noodling over an idea that had been in my head all day: an Angler’s Pint.

Having enjoyed a pint in a proper British pint glass and inquiring about the crown etched near the top, I was told that a royal pint is a certified vessel in UK. I was pretty sure that in the US, a pint poured at a pub was neither certified nor as big as a British pint, which got me thinking.

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Angler’s Pint creator Karen Talbot enjoying a beer break during a day of fishing the Kern River.

After a day getting line on water, I know more than one angler has sat down and told a tall tale or two over a beer, and it occurred to me that the best pint glass for that situation would be one that is both bigger than both an American and a British Pint.

The Angler’s Pint concept was born (and today you can get yours at www.AnglersPint.com!).

That was five years ago, but it wasn’t until 2015 that I decided to use Kickstarter to try to raise the capital to produce the first Angler’s Pint…but that’s another blog post.

Cheers to tight lines!

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Provisioning for fishing the Southern Sierras
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