Beer Glassware


  • Abbey Goblet

Stemmed Abbey

Designation: Ales

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)

American Pint Glass

Designation: Lagers

Purpose: Used as a cocktail shaker.

  • English Glass Pint (Nonic)

Nonik Beer Glass

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

Flute Beer 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)

Willibecher glass

Designation: Lagers

Purpose: Head retention

  • Goblet (Chalice)

Goblet or Chalice Beer Glasses

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

Glass Stein

Designation: Lagers

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

Irish Imperial

Designation: Ales

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)

French Jelly

Designation: Ales

Purpose: Was first used to store jellies and jams

  • Krug (Dimpled Mug)

Dimpled Beer Mug

Designation: Lagers

Purpose: Wide mouth releases aromas.

  • Large Tulip Glass

Large Tulip

Designation: Ales

Purpose: Tulip design traps aromas and maintains a frothy head.

  • Mug (Seidel)

Dimpled Mug Glass

Designation: Ambers, ales, lagers,

Purpose: Thickness is to allow for sturdy clinking.

  • Pilsner Flute

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.

  • Pokal


Designation: German bockstyle lagers, ales

Purpose: Allows the aromas to collect while maintaining a nice head of foam.

  • Snifter (Small Tulip)

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)

Stange Beer Glass

Designation: Kolsch and Alt beers

Purpose: Amplifies malt and hop nuances by the ability to tighten volatiles.

  • Stein

Glass Star Bottom Stein

Designation: For any beer

Purpose: Lid designed to keep the Black Plague from infecting the beer.

  • Thistle Glass

Thistle Beer Glass

Designation: Ales

Purpose: Shaped after Scotland’s national flower, the thistle flower.

  • Tumbler Pint Glass

Tumbler Beer 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.


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