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Beer In A Glass Of Its Own


No craft beer enthusiast should ever accept their passion to be poured into anything that doesn’t respect the brew. The correct glassware will concentrate and intensify the aromas of the beer so that you can enjoy your craft beer fully. Start your collection off with these essentials and you can build from there. .


Pint Glass
This is the go to glass when it comes to serving beer. While it is not the best suited glass for all beers, it is inexpensive and holds approximately 500ml.

Styles this glass is most appropriate for include: British-Style Bitter, Pale Ale, India Pale Ale, Double/Imperial IPA, Amber/Red Ale, Brown Ale, Altbier, Porter, Milk Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Marzen/Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Ale, Rye Beer, Saison, Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy, Smoked Beer.

pilsner glass

Pilsner Glass
The German Pilsner Glass was developed as a tall thin glass to showcase the beautiful golden colour of the beer style. The tall shape also highlights the bubbles running up the inside and concentrates the fluffy, aromatic head.

Styles this glass is most appropriate for include: Blonde Ale, Hefeweizen, Pilsner, California Common/Steam Beer, Japanese Rice Lager, Witbier.

snifter glass

Snifters have a large bowl area with a narrower mouth. The bowl provides plenty of room for swirling the beer to bring aromas out while the narrower mouth serves to concentrate those aromas.

Styles this glass is most appropriate for include: Old or Strong Ale, Barleywine, Double/Imperial IPA, Double/Imperial Stout, Belgian Dark Ale, Belgian Pale Ale, Quad, Tripel.

beer goblet

Sturdy, yet elegant, the goblet is generally composed of a large, wide-mouthed bowl on a sturdy stem. Often these glasses are very ornate and may include gold or silver leaf designs. The goblet’s main purpose is to create a large surface area for copious amounts of aromatic head.

Styles this glass is most appropriate for include: Belgian IPA, Belgian Strong Dark Ale, Berliner Weissbier, Dubbel, Tripel, Quad.

These four beer glasses will accommodate the majority of beer style adequately. But, if you are a purist and want to serve beer in only the most appropriate glassware, prepare to invest in hundreds of styles.

3 Comments on “Beer In A Glass Of Its Own

  1. While branded, shaped glasses are good for the respective brand images, as long as the glass is served clean and full of craft beer, why should we care what the glass looks like? I think it’s just a marketing fad for the yuppies. Real beer drinkers will drink their chosen brew out of just about any shape of glass…

    • Well, because if you’re going to do something then you should do it right. The correct glassware brings out different elements of different beers. Plus you should participate in the full experience. Think of it as theatre of sorts… But yes, we’ve drunk a beer out of our boot before so it’s really up to the individual.

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