Designed for Virgin Train’s custom brew, the Hoptimist pint will never look empty

Virgin Trains will be serving its custom beers on a glass that will always be half full called the “Hoptimist.” Although a glass that’s never empty sounds like a cheap magic trick prop, the beer buddy they’ve created looks very sophisticated.

The hand-blown glass is a tall one but the base takes up a little less than half the entire thing. This is the “half full” part. The glass is always half full because half of it is actually glass. Get it? Although not the approach one might expect upon hearing “always half full,” design wise, it’s very beautiful. The beer receptacle on top follows a wine glass shape with a slight dip at the center.

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