Beer Glasses

TYPES OF GLASSES 

from the web of Birmingham Beverage Company http://www.alabev.com/beereduc.htm

You’d think a glass is just a glass, right? Yet, the same beer can have a different taste and aroma in different glasses. Using the correct glass helps engage the senses and brings out the best characteristics of a beer by letting it breathe properly, allowing its aroma to reach your nose.

Flute

Flute

Shape:

• Elegant narrow design maintains carbonation and showcases bubbles and color

• Moves bouquet upward, releasing a pleasing aromatic treat

Perfect for beer that is:

• Light bodied • Crisp • Floral • Fruity


Goblet

Goblet

Shape:

• Wide bottom and high surface area open malt and sweetness of full-bodied beer

• Designed to maintain large foam collar while allowing foam-free sips

Perfect for beer that is:

• Full bodied with intense malty flavor • Full bodied ales • Heavier style lagers


Mug

Mug

Shape:

• Traditional tasting glass made to hold large quantities of beer

• Thick design insulates better

Perfect for beer that is:

• Light bodied • Crisp tasting • Balanced maltiness • Low to medium bitterness


Pilsner Glass

Pilsner

Shape:

• Tall and slender to channel the hop aroma to the nose

• Showcases the color and clarity while retaining foam head

Perfect for beer that is:

• Light bodied • Low in hop bitterness and aroma


Pint Glass

Pint

Shape:

• Nearly cylindrical, with slight taper and wide mouth

• Basic in shape, this versatile glass is designed for durability and stacking

Perfect for beer that is:

• Medium bodied • Fruity • High in hop bitterness and aroma


Tulip Glass

Tulip

Shape:

• Sizes may vary, but all shapes provide room to swirl and agitate the beer

• Wide design showcases fuller body and strong aromas

Perfect for beer that is:

• Light to medium bodied • Mild in malt and hop flavors • Wood- and barrel-aged


Tumbler Glass

Tumbler

Shape:

• Cross between a pint and a Weiss-shaped glass

• Comes in a variety of shapes and sizes with straight or slightly curved sides

Perfect for beer that is:

• Wheat-style • Low in hop profile • Cloudy • Fruity


Weiss Glass

Weiss

Shape:

• Designed to hold volume and foam head while capturing fruity aromas

• Tall glassware with thin walls to showcase bright colors

Perfect for beer that is:

• Wheat-style • Low in hop profile • Cloudy • Fruity

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