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Beer Glassware Guide

  1. Beer Glassware Guide, Pint (Nonic Glass): stap 1, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • The Nonic glass, with its slight bulge near the top, originated in the 20th century. It prevents stacking glasses too closely and minimizes chipping.

    • While Nonic Glasses are perfect for enhancing a wide range of beer styles, it's best suited for beers that do not need to be drank carbonated, or need to be cold.

    • Traditional Ales

    • IPAs

    • Stouts

  2. Beer Glassware Guide, Mugs: stap 2, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Mugs are iconic for their handles, often have a larger capacity, and are made of thick glass to prevent them from breaking when toasting.

    • A German beer mug will typically measure 1 liter (33.8 fl oz), and feature a handle to prevent the heat of the hand from warming a cold beer.

    • Mild or Bitter English Ales

    • Stouts

    • Scottish Ales

  3. Beer Glassware Guide, Pilsner Glass: stap 3, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Pilsner Glasses are characterized by their tall, slender, and conical shape. Often they hold a little bit less than the standard pint (12 ounces).

    • The shape of the Pilsner glass best complements crystalline beers and allows for foam retention to maintain the flavor and aroma of hops.

    • Pilsner

    • American Lagers

    • Blocks

    • Blond Ales

  4. Beer Glassware Guide, Tube (Stange): stap 4, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Cylindrical, long, and narrow. These German glasses are traditionally used for serving most German styled beers.

    • The design of the Tube glass is intended to showcase the clarity and effervescence of the beer, and is best for serving more delicate beers, as they amplify the subtitle tastes of malts and hops.

    • Rye Beers

    • Lambics

    • Gueuzes

    • Blocks

    • Goses

  5. Beer Glassware Guide, Tulip: stap 5, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Tulip Glasses are known for their curved tulip-shaped design and help to showcase the aromatic qualities of a beer, while also facilitating the formation of a thick layer of foam.

    • Tulip Glasses are best used with beers that have more intense, hoppy flavors or feature a high degree of alcohol (Anything over 4% ABV).

    • Saisons

    • Scotch Ales

    • Belgian Pale Ales

    • Belgian Strong Ales

    • Double/Imperial Stouts

  6. Beer Glassware Guide, Weizen Glass: stap 6, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • The Wizen is characterized by the narrow bottom that opens up to be slightly wider at the top. This design allows for control over how much foam is present.

    • The elongated shape of the glass helps feature the aroma of a beer, while also displaying the color.

    • Wheat Beers

    • Wheat Ales

    • Kristalweizens

    • Dunkelweizens

  7. Beer Glassware Guide, Sniffer Glass: stap 7, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Sniffer Glasses feature rounded bottom surfaces that are meant to increase the heat transfer from a hand to a beer.

    • Sniffers highlight the foam of beers that have a substantial body with more than 8% APV and are also recommended for tequilas.

    • Belgian Beers

    • Imperial Stouts

    • Barleywines

    • Double Indian Pale Ales

    • Wheat/Fruit Beers

    • Bière de Garde

  8. Beer Glassware Guide, Flute: stap 8, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Flute glasses share many of the qualities that make Champagne glasses ideal for champagne.

    • The glass's long stem allows you to enjoy beer without your hands heating your beer, and the narrow bowl allows for excellent foam retention for more carbonated beers.

    • Vienna lager

    • Lambic

    • Flanders Red Ales

    • La Gueuze

    • Saisons

    • Pilsners

  9. Beer Glassware Guide, Chalice: stap 9, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Chalices are large, thick, and robust basin glasses, whose shape helps create a thick foam, while also facilitating the intensity of the aromas and the proper oxygenation of a beer.

    • The shape of the Chalice allows for the foam to last during the drinking. Some Chalices have engraved spots called nucleation points that help create a stream of bubbles to help maintain carbonation levels to enhance the aroma of the beer.

    • Trappists

    • Abbeys

    • Belgian Ales/IPAs

    • Dubbels

    • Tripels

    • Berliner Weisses

  10. Beer Glassware Guide, Hoegaarden Glass: stap 10, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Hoegaarden Glasses are bulky, rock-solid glasses. that features a wide rounded opening and a hexagonal lower section.

    • The Hoegaarden glass was used to store fruit and honey jellies, however, they were adapted by farmers for beer drinking.

    • Witbiers

    • Lambics

    • Seasonal Beers

  11. Beer Glassware Guide, Thistle: stap 11, afbeelding 1 van 1
    • Taking its name and shape from Scotland's national flower, the Thistle glasses unique shape make's it stand out.

    • The Thistle glasses design helps to concentrate and capture the aromas of a beer. The wide design of the bowl allows for a broad surface area to enhance the olfactory experience.

    • Scotch Ales


Pairing the right beer with the appropriate glassware can elevate your drinking experience, allowing you to fully appreciate the nuances of flavor, aroma, and presentation. Each style of beer has unique characteristics, and the design of specific glassware is crafted to enhance those qualities.

Jacob Mehnert

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