So your average person will say that the beer glass is just a marketing ploy for the companies to make money with; however, the truth is that with different types of beer the flavor profile will come out in different type of glassware. The ten types of glassware that are most common for beer are:
- Flute glass
- Goblet (Chalice)
- Mug (Stein)
- Pilsner glass
- Pint glass (Tumbler)
- Weizen glass
- Oversized Wine glass
Finding out which glass to drink with your beer with help you enjoy your beer more than you do already. Such as a Belgian IPA will taste better in a Goblet and a English Porter will taste best in a Mug. A couple of hints when you drink your beer is that :
- Never drink your beer if served in a frosted glass, this is because when beer hits the frosted glass it will condense and dilute your beer with a flavor that you do not want
- Hand wash all of your beer glasses, some dishwashers will leave a residue. This will not only effect the flavor profile of your beer, but it will also mess with the aroma of the beer.
If you ever travel to Europe you will find that with each brand of beer that each brewer makes it will have its own beer glass and in many cases the brewer will brew the beer around the glass. This is a trend we are starting to see in America in craft beers. Each one of these glasses has its benefits and its downsides.
A good thing to remember is that you should be enjoying the beer to the way that you like it and a good way to do that is do follow the brewers suggestions and make changes after that to the way you like it. Enjoy your Beer!