I ordered this for my brother's 30th birthday. He has become a bit of a beer aficiando, and he has no mugs from which to drink his favorite brews. This turned out to be a much bigger hit than I even thought it would. He was really impressed with the etching and the quality of the glassware. He washed and used it right away, and even without being chilled, the mug kept the beer at a cool temperature. I'm glad I went with this purchase. It was a last minute spur of the moment sort of thing, but I was really happy at how pleased he was with it.