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. .
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.
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.
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.
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.