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Title: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Jeff M on November 08, 2013, 12:12:20 AM
So my Best Friend and I have talked about owning a brewery since we started brewing, and while we have a few years of testing and procedure to explore id like to make some glassware.  We are currently working out branding etc while waiting for our space and system to come together. Do any of your guys have a recommended company for good 1color glassware in the 50-150 piece area?


Thanks!
Jeff
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: a10t2 on November 08, 2013, 12:36:29 AM
I've shopped around a bit and Grandstand is very nearly the cheapest for low-volume orders like that. They also have the service of a big company, which isn't a given in that industry as it turns out. 16 oz shaker pints with a one-color logo run about $1-2 depending on quantity.

http://egrandstand.com
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Jeff M on November 08, 2013, 01:04:35 AM
Perfect thanks Sean. I want to get ~100ish pint glasses and some tasting glasses for the brewery all with logo.  I had been looking through their website but with so many options on the internet i could of looked for years without making a decision.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 08, 2013, 04:58:04 PM
We did 500 or so shaker glasses from Grandstand for an event in September.  I can't say enough good things about them.  Customer service was great.  Printing and delivery was timely.  Good people, good service, good product, good price.

We did three color printing and we were under $2 a glass.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: tschmidlin on November 08, 2013, 06:46:24 PM
We did 500 or so shaker glasses from Grandstand for an event in September.  I can't say enough good things about them.  Customer service was great.  Printing and delivery was timely.  Good people, good service, good product, good price.

We did three color printing and we were under $2 a glass.
Does that include shipping?
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 08, 2013, 08:50:41 PM
Yes.  With shipping.

I think the cost per glass was $1.40 before shipping.

Total cost was under $900 IIRC.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: tschmidlin on November 08, 2013, 10:29:51 PM
Nice, thanks.  It would be a bit more for me, but I'm further away.  Still a good price.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Jeff M on November 09, 2013, 04:25:13 AM
SHipping is pretty crazy. i was looking at 250 glasses of 2 different types and the shipping was about 25% of the quote. i can only imagine the shipping would get cheaper as you order more because of freight costs.  Still not a bad deal at about 2.50 a glass or so! How is the glass quality Joe?  Did you have any breakage etc?

Jeff
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 09, 2013, 02:25:11 PM
Has anyone gone through Boelter?  We're looking at them and Grandstand for our taproom glassware.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Joe Sr. on November 09, 2013, 03:48:45 PM
SHipping is pretty crazy. i was looking at 250 glasses of 2 different types and the shipping was about 25% of the quote. i can only imagine the shipping would get cheaper as you order more because of freight costs.  Still not a bad deal at about 2.50 a glass or so! How is the glass quality Joe?  Did you have any breakage etc?

Jeff

Zero breakage. They were well packed and delivered on a pallet. I'm not far from them (I thnk they're in Milwaukee) so that might have kept shipping lower. I don't recall for sure but shipping could well have been 100+. Regardless, all in cost was under $2 per glass.

The glasses are solid standard shaker glasses. No frills but sturdy. There's at least one other organization locally that orders from them for wine glasses for a fundraiser. I believe one of the local bars also orders from them, but they go with tulips so the prices are much higher.

Never priced Boelter but I think that was the other place recommended by the bar owners.
Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on November 09, 2013, 03:59:19 PM
Has anyone gone through Boelter?  We're looking at them and Grandstand for our taproom glassware.
Yes and no.
They do not have a lot of stuff in stock and lot of stuff has to be special ordered. If this is the case their minimum is around 500 pieces. They said that they will open second warehouse in NY state and this should solve the issue.

They also have stuff that they run sale on and this is little better.

Shipping from grandstrand is about 100 per skid for me. They will ship freight only.


Title: Re: Sourcing Glassware
Post by: rjharper on November 10, 2013, 03:38:30 PM
Do NOT use Discount Mugs. I ordered three color screen printing and got a lower quality water decal instead. That and there was about a 25% fail rate on decals that I didn't think were up to QC standards. They did another run of single color on the house after I complained, but there's still smudging on some.