TYPES OF BEER GLASSES
- Abbey Goblet
Purpose: Wide mouth allows easy sipping. Etchings on the bottom produce bubbles to maintain an attractive, frothy head to intensify aromas.
- American Pint Glass (Shakers)
Purpose: Used as a cocktail shaker.
- English Glass Pint (Nonic)
Designation: Ales and lagers
Purpose: The bulge is to improve grip, prevent glasses from being stuck together when stacked, and stops the rim from being nicked.
- Flute Glass
Designation: Begian labics, fruit beers
Purpose: Narrow shape maintains carbonation and traps aromas. Its design allows you to observe carbonation effects.
- German Pint Glass (Willybecher)
Purpose: Head retention
- Goblet (Chalice)
Designation: Ales, doppelbocks, eisbocks
Purpose: Etched on bottom to attract carbon dioxide and provide stream of bubbles to maintain nice head. Wide mouth is for deeper sips.
- Handled Glass Stein
Purpose: Thick glass designed for spirited clinking. Wide mouth allows for easy sipping. Thick handle prevents heat from transferring from your hand to the glass.
- Irish Imperial Pint
Purpose: Wide mouth leads to frothy head and easy sipping. The small surface area around the grip decreases amount of heat transferred from your head to the glass.
- Jelly (French)
Purpose: Was first used to store jellies and jams
- Krug (Dimpled Mug)
Purpose: Wide mouth releases aromas.
- Large Tulip Glass
Purpose: Tulip design traps aromas and maintains a frothy head.
- Mug (Seidel)
Designation: Ambers, ales, lagers,
Purpose: Thickness is to allow for sturdy clinking.
- Pilsner Flute
Designation: Ales, Lagers, and Hybrids
Purpose: Conical shape maintains pillowy head while showing off the clarity of the lager. Narrow design brings aromas to your nose as you tip the glass back for a sip.
Designation: German bockstyle lagers, ales
Purpose: Allows the aromas to collect while maintaining a nice head of foam.
- Snifter (Small Tulip)
Designation: bourbon, brandy, ales, and lagers
Purpose: Large round bottom enables heat to transfer from your hand to the glass, thus warming the beer. The tapered top traps aromas.
- Stange (Slender Cylinder)
Designation: Kolsch and Alt beers
Purpose: Amplifies malt and hop nuances by the ability to tighten volatiles.
Designation: For any beer
Purpose: Lid designed to keep the Black Plague from infecting the beer.
- Thistle Glass
Purpose: Shaped after Scotland’s national flower, the thistle flower.
- Tumbler Pint Glass
Designation: Berliner Weisse
Purpose: Curved lip designed for frothy heads.
- Weissbier Vase (Weizen, Weizenbier)
Designation: wheat beers, ales, hybrids, and lagers
Purpose: Wide mouth contains large head of foam. When the glass is tipped back, the addition of air increases the amount of banana and clove aromas in wheat beers.