The experts agree that the glass is key to the experience of each beer’s complexity of aromas, texture, balance and flavor intensity. Each glass needs to show off a particular type of beer and that’s neither aesthetics nor a marketing trick to drag you deeper into the consumerist mindset.

It’s actually all about physics—the more surface area there is, the more friction you have. And friction helps you pour a pint with a great foamy head, where all of the aromas is, say the experts. With the proper glass, you will fully experience whichever type of beer you’re indulging in at its best, allowing you to savor its unique characteristics.

Why choose beer glasses

  • To meet specific needs. In the Black Plague era, craftsmen added a lid to the German beer stein to keep flies out. And the narrow base of the wheat beer glass lets the sediment settle at the bottom, so as not to affect the taste.
  • With function as the primary consideration. The first glasses were actually stoneware steins, made to keep beer cold. Thick glass beer mugs were designed to withstand the abuse and volume experienced in Germany’s pubs. And the shape of snifters encourages the hand’s warmth to gently increase the beer’s temperature.
  • To enhance and retain the beer’s head. The head helps retain a beer’s aroma, and the aroma can add or detract from your enjoyment. By shaping the glass to trap the head, glassmakers can enhance the beer drinking experience.

How to choose beer glasses

Steins and Mugs. Best for: beers like American ales and lagers, Scottish ales and Irish dry stouts.

Goblets or Chalices. Best for: German bocks and maibocks; Belgian IPA; Belgian ales; Belgian doubles, triples and quadruples; and other beers with a high ABV.

Pilsner. Best for: American lagers and pilsners, hefeweizens, and blonde ales. Ideal for pale lagers with a lot of carbonation.

Tulip or Thistle. Best for: the tulip glass is well-suited for stronger, automatic brews, like double IPA and Belgian ales. Because Scotland’s official flower is the thistle, the thistle glass is typically used for Scottish ales.

Weizen. Best for: Weizenbocks, kristalweizens or wheat ales.

Snifter. Best for higher-gravity, or higher alcohol content, beers, such as Belgian ales, IPAs and wheat wines.

Stange. Best for delicate beers, such as Kolsch, lambic, gueuze or rye.

Flute. Best for: fruit beers, krieks, Biere de Champagne and Belgian lambics.

Pint. Best for: some say that this glass is near-perfect for a wide range of beers, including American ales, larges, IPAs, and pilsners. Others believe that no beer should ever be served in a shaker pint, but especially big beers or those with big noses.

Where to buy beer glasses?

You can search on the Internet and find the nearest store around you or shop online.

Why choose WebKitchenStore to buy beer glasses?

As a professional manufacturer of commercial kitchen equipment, WebKitchenStore keeps improving the quality of products and services in accordance with the concept to safeguard the security and healthiness of catering service to better satisfy the customer’s needs and demands.

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