Project Description

Described as a cross between a wine bottle and a watering can, the porrón allows groups of imbibers to consume communally without touching their lips to the vessel–particularly when drinking accompanied by food. Originating in Catalunya (where it’s called a porró), its proper use—held aloft at full arm’s length, allowing the liquid to sail through the air in a tight stream towards the mouth—is enforced rigorously, often to comical effect. Until recently, the porrón was reserved for wine—today the craft brewing community in Catalunya has taken to filling it up with beer.