Saturday, October 31, 2009

Today at Hugh

These vintage cufflinks are a new arrival.  They make a statement without costing a fortune, and you can always count on them being a conversation-starter.

Seven different pairs available, $28 to $68. When they're gone they're gone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Unbreakable Beer Glasses, Part 2

Before Brew @ Hugh commences this evening, let’s review the two other styles of beer glasses you’ll be testing. Like the other glasses featured, these are made of titanium crystal, which makes them resistant to breakage and totally dishwasher safe!

The Goblet
The Goblet is used to serve Belgian and other bigger, bolder ales. This glass typically holds a full 16 ounce beer with room for head. Carbonation is lower in these brews and the wider mouth of the goblet releases it properly.

The goblet is designed to showcase color, to allow shorter head retention, and to really open up the aroma for a complex beer (and to open up the nose on higher alcohol beers).

Hugh’s goblet holds 17.2 ounces and costs $12 a glass.

The Ale
The Ale glass is a bit of a hybrid: it has the height and narrowness of the pilsner and the wider, tapering rim of the goblet. It is ideal for lighter but full-flavored ales and is an excellent all-purpose beer glass.

The Ale is designed to showcase color, feature carbonation, and provide a wider opening for the aroma. The ridge on the stem allows for easy holding without your body heat warming up the beer.

The Ale glass holds 13.5 ounces and costs $12 a glass.

Join us for Brew @ Hugh, our beer tasting/glass testing event tonight from 5:30 to 7:30! All the featured glassware can be ordered at 20% off during the event!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Unbreakable Beer Glasses, Part 1

With Brew @ Hugh just a day away, it’s time to showcase the glassware you (should you show up) will be testing.

All the specialty beer glassware at Hugh is made not of lead crystal – oh no - but of titanium crystal. Schott Zweisel, the German manufacturer, developed a process where they use titanium instead of lead in the crystal to produce a glass that has all the clarity and brilliance of lead crystal but is more break-resistant, will not cloud or spot and is completely dishwasher safe!

The glasses themselves are still as refined as any lead crystal counterparts, but the durability makes them the perfect glassware for those of us without household staff.

And are they really unbreakable? No, I lied. If you throw them against a wall they will probably break. But they’ll survive anything a pint glass can survive, only with a lot more panache.

The Pilsner
A pilsner glass is used to serve many types of light beers, but is intended for its namesake, the pilsner. Pilsner glasses are generally smaller than a pint glass - usually 12 or 14 ounces - and are tall, slender and tapered. A true Pilsner glass has an even taper without curvature.

Pilsner glasses are made to showcase the color, clarity and effervescence of the Pilsner style, as well as maintain a nice head.

The Hugh-sanctioned Pilsner holds 13.9 ounces and runs $12 a glass.

The Bavarian
A Bavarian wheat beer glass is used to serve – what else? – wheat beer, also known also as Weizenbier. This German glass generally holds at least 17 ounces with room for head. With their thin walls and length, the glasses showcase the beer's color and allow for much headspace to contain the fluffy, sexy heads association with the style. Forget the lemon garnish, the citric will kill the head.

Wheat Beer glasses are specifically produced to take on volume and head, while locking in the aromas associated with the beer style.

Hugh’s Bavarian Wheat Beer glass has a generous 22 ounce capacity (plenty of room for head) and runs $15 a glass.

Tomorrow two more glasses will be showcased - and remember that any glassware ordered during Brew @ Hugh will be 20% off!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Brew @ Hugh

Here at Hugh we think it is important that you use the right tool for the job.  And that extends to drinking.

Next Wednesday, as part of Detroit Beer Week, Hugh will host "Brew @ Hugh," an educational beer tasting.  Here you can try different beers in the glasses that were designed to bring out the best in the brew.

The glassware is all made of titanium crystal, a stronger, more brilliant and durable alternative to lead crystal, and for the night of the event all glassware, normally priced from $12-14 a glass, can be ordered at 20% off.

Join us this Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 for a little brew at Hugh!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Setting the Mood

It's almost cocktail hour.  Here's some music to help you get in the mood. 

Looking for a good after-work cocktail?  Try the cocktail hour at Roast: in the Book Cadillac.Hotel.  They have some fantastic food deals and make an outstanding cocktail.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Today at Hugh

Why don't you swing on down to Park Avenue and see us at Hugh today?  If you haven't been yet it's quite a day for it.  If you have been, why not impress a friend? Plus there's new stuff you haven't seen yet.

Don't forget, the gift certificate bonus program is going on.  Come get your 20%.  It's like you're a Hollywood agent.

In the meantime, I'll be here reading the Esquire Cartoon Album: 25th Anniversary Volume from 1957 ($22).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Today at Hugh

We've got a cool new arrival.  Library Journals are blank books made out of the covers of old library books.  Old school - literally - and only $15.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Buy One Get Some Free

You know what you need to do?  You need to buy a gift certificate to Hugh - like now.  Why?  Because there's a little something extra in it for you.

Now through Saturday, October 17th, when you buy a Hugh gift certificate in increments of $25, you get an extra 20% tacked on free!  Buy $25, get $30.  Buy $50, get $60.  Buy $100 ... exactly.

Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts.  The only catch?  You can't use them until after November 1.  Which really isn't much of a catch at all.

This is our way of thanking early adopters.

Come in and buy one today!  Or call Hugh at (313) 887-0900 (after we open at 4). Or email us at

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hello Detroit

There's nothing like a little Sammy to start the day off right.  This clip includes footage from "The Ultimate Tour," with Sammy, Liza and Frank.  The show was one of the first engagements at the newly-renovated Fox Theater back in 1988!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Today at Hugh

A vintage horsehead ashtray, made by Red Wing Potteries of Minnesota in the 1960s ($65).  You don't need to be a smoker to find this smokin' hot.

Getting to Know Hugh

Hugh is a new store in downtown Detroit that offers a contemporary take on classic bachelor style. Hugh sells bar accessories, glassware, smoking accessories, personal effects, furniture, lighting and cool home decor. Hugh has great gifts for men, for the host/hostess and even for the ladies.

Hugh is located at 2233 Park Avenue in the Iodent Building, right behind the Fox Theater and next to Centaur Bar.

One more thing about Hugh - it's a "retail happening" that is only lasting six months - by design! So don't miss out ... see Hugh soon!
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