WHAT’S ON TAP

Rac­ing City Brew­ing Com­pany and Oliva Vine­yards tast­ing room hold Pint Glass Swap

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - FRONT PAGE - By Lau­ren Hal­li­gan lhal­li­[email protected]­i­tal­first­media.com re­porter

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Lo­cals brought their pint glasses, wine glasses, growlers and other glass­ware to the Rac­ing City Brew­ing Com­pany and Oliva Vine­yards tast­ing room on Sun­day for its first-ever Pint Glass Swap.

Those who col­lect logo glass­ware and growlers were en­cour­aged to bring it out to the bar on Sun­day af­ter­noon for the free swap event.

At­ten­dees took the op­por­tu­nity to browse and add to their col­lec­tions, or put their wares out on dis­play and down­size them.

Some who didn’t come to buy, sell, or trade sim­ply came to ad­mire while en­joy­ing a glass of wine or beer at the tast­ing room on the cold win­ter day.

The Pint Glass Swap was a first-time event for Rac­ing City Brew­ing Com­pany and Oliva Vine­yards tap­room, which was opened by own­ers Tony and De­breen Oliva last spring.

Aside from watch­ing foot­ball, Sun­days in Jan­uary typ­i­cally don’t of­fer much to do, so the own­ers thought this new event might get some peo­ple off of the couch.

“It gives peo­ple a rea­son to come out and then have a good time, and make some­thing of the day, make some­thing of the week­end,” De­breen said.

The idea for the event ac­tu­ally came from one of the tast­ing room’s reg­u­lars, Holly Hahne of Lake Ge­orge, who brought an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion on

Sun­day. “It’s fun for us to go through,” said Hahne, who came with her hus­band Brian Mor­ris. “I love this.”

Kathryn Fitzger­ald of Saratoga Springs also brought an as­sort­ment of glass­ware that came from her par­ents, in­clud­ing a bunch of highly col­lectible vin­tage Pepsi glasses from the early 1970s with car­toon char­ac­ters on them. “This is a fab­u­lous idea,” Fitzger­ald said as she set up her dis­play on a ta­ble in the tast­ing room, “I hope they do it ev­ery year.”

LAU­REN HAL­LI­GAN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

Jim and Deb Manell of Glens Falls, left, join Holly Hahne and Brian Mor­ris of Lake Ge­orge,right, at a Pint Glass Swap on Sun­day af­ter­noon at the Rac­ing City Brew­ing Com­pany and Oliva Vine­yards tast­ing room in Saratoga Springs.

LAU­REN HAL­LI­GAN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

One col­lec­tion on dis­play at the Pint Glass Swap in­cluded plas­tic cups from the for­mer Gaslight Vil­lage in Lake Ge­orge.

LAU­REN HAL­LI­GAN - DIG­I­TAL FIRST ME­DIA

One col­lec­tion on dis­play at the Pint Glass Swap in­cluded a piece from Di­nosaur Bar-B-Que.

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