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Beer GlassHaving a beer in the right glass for the style can change a mediocre beer to a full-flavored, exciting experience. Whether you want to serve beer to your customers in the best way possible, or you are a beer lover who wants to appreciate your beers to the fullest, knowing what kind of glass your beer should be in is an important first step.


1.     Weizen

The tall, curved weizen glass is used best to serve wheat beer. The German glass is narrow at the bottom and wider at top to showcase beer color and allow space for lots of fluffy head.

Use For: Dunkelweizen, Kristalweizen, Wiezenbock, Bavarian Wheat beers, any Wheat Ale

2.     Pilsner

The Pilsner glass is tall and sleek and, as the name suggests, is great for serving Pilsners. Its tapered edge captures carbonation and maintains a frothy head. It also enhances sparkling efferences and beer color.

Use For: Pilsners, American Lagers, Blonde Ales, Bocks, Hefeweizen, Rice Lagers, Pale Lagers with lots of carbonation, Pale beers

3.     Stange

This traditional German glass is tall and narrow and is best used to serve more delicate beers as amplifies malt and hop nuances.

Use For: German black beers, Kölsch, Altbier, Bocks, Faro, Lambic beers, Rye beers

4.     Goblet

Goblet glasses are known for their majestic looks, ranging for delicate and long-stemmed goblets to heavy and thick-walled chalices. These wide-mouthed glasses are great for maintaining bubbles and a perfect head and are best used for enjoying big sipping beers.

Use For: Belgian IPAs, German Bocks, Strong Ales, Quads, Tripels

5.     Snifter

Snifters are typically used to serve brandy or cognac, but they also great for capturing the flavors and aromas of aromatic beers.

Use For: Belgian Ales, IPAs, Double and Imperial IPAs, Barleywine, Dark Ales, Double and Imperial Stouts, Porters, Pumpkin Ale, Siasons

6.     Tulip

The wide bowl, curved sides and large, flared rim of a tulip glass is designed to trap flavors, concentrate aromas, and retain a large, frothy head. Great for foamy beer.

Use For: Scottish Ales, Saisons, Double and Imperial Stouts, Fruit Lambic beers, Belgian Ales, Strong specialty beers, Quads, Tripels

7.     Flute

The long and narrow shape of the flute enhances carbonation and enhances an intense and upfront aroma. Often used for lighter and more golden beers.

Use For: Biere de Champagne, Dortmunder, Gueuze, Vienna Lager, Lambic beers

8.     Pint

When in doubt, go with the pint. By far the most common beer glass found in bars, the pint glass can be used for everything and anything because they complement a wide variety of brews. There are three styles of pint glasses, the Shaker (American), the Imperial (Irish), and the Nonic (British) pint.

Use For: Amber Ales, Brown Ales, IPAs, Stouts, Porters, Scottish Ales, Water, Soda, anything you want!

9.     Mug

This glass is heavy, sturdy and large with a handle, making it easy to hold and great for anything you want a lot of. The handle also allows for increased temperature retention, keeping your beer colder, longer. Also, ideal for clicking with other mugs in cheers.

Use For: American Pale Ales, Wild Ales, Ambers, Brown and Black Ales, Stouts, English beers, Lagers, Porters

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