Don’t serve that pilsner in a snifter glass!
There’s a science to pouring, nosing, drinking, and appreciating beer. With craft breweries popping up in every nook and cranny (maybe you’re one of them!), your customers expect the correct glass to complement their brew of choice. Let’s cover the basics.
Stouts, Porters, Ales
Featuring a wide mouth to support the frothy head, pint glasses offer a traditional yet brilliant beer presentation.
Pilsners, Light Beers
Conical shape helps maintain beer’s head, while the narrow design allows the aromas to reach your nose.
Steins & Beer Mugs
Lagers, Ales, Pilsners
A traditional sturdy beer stein has tall panels that run from top to bottom and a textured thumb grip on top of the handle for easier drinking.
Strong Ales, Imperial IPAs, Stouts
An attractive way to serve specialty beers. The glass’s curved shape helps capture head and enhance aromas.
The true glass for a wheat ale. Its tall size and thin walls are ideal for showing off the signature golden color and head.
Goblet & Chalice
These large bowl-shaped glasses are great for heavy, malty beers. The wide opening helps the drinker absorb the beer’s flavor profile.
Strongs, Lambics, Belgians
Another attractive style for maintaining the foam head, tulip glasses enhance the flavor and aromatics of hoppy and malty brews.
Taster glasses are ideal for sampling beers since they’re smaller in size – usually 4-5 ounces. Pair up with a serving flight paddle and your customers are in craft beer heaven.
Specialty & Novelty Glassware
Not every glass fits as concisely as the rest. Check out these shapes that can be both functional and conversation pieces.