You’ve invested in a large beer list and now you’ll draw a clientele that knows their beers. Just as a wine connoisseur would not want his old vine Zinfandel served in a flute glass, your beer connoisseur will not want her oatmeal stout served in a flute. If you’ve built up your customer’s expectations with your beer list, be sure to follow through by serving these beers in their proper glasses. This video will give you a quick and easy understanding of what beers go into what glasses. Pilsners are a type of lager with lighter color and often lighter alcohol percentage than other lagers and work great as a Summertime refreshment. Pilsner glasses are used for all types of lagers, including the darker lagers and medium to high alcohol bocks and doppelbocks. These types of beers work well in a pilsner glass. Pint glasses are the most popular beer glasses and are used for all types of ales, including English ales and American Pale ales. In addition, this glass is the go to glass for many porters and stouts. These types of beers are perfect in pint glasses. You’ll want to have Belgian beer glasses. Tulips and goblets are the proper serving vessels for many Belgian beers as well as Russian Imperial Stout and high alcohol drinks like barley wine. Some of these glasses feature a bulbous shape tapering at the top in order to protect the rich flavors and aromas of these beers. You’ll find that the smaller sizes of these glasses are best for serving beers with high alcohol content. These types of beers work well in a Belgium, tulip, or goblet glass. Mugs and steins are a traditional way to serve beers in many places. They work best for less filling beers, and also beers that have a straightforward, bold taste, rather than complex, multi-faceted smells and flavors. These glasses have a great look that is reminiscent of Octoberfest. And of course, an Octoberfest is one of the beers you’d use these for. These types of beers work great in mugs or steins. Beers that suit this category of glassware often have deep colors and interesting flavors, but they don’t have a strong hoppy taste to them. A larger opening on the top will accommodate a medium sized head, while a tall slender shape will show off the color and preserve the carbonation. These are the perfect kinds of beers for stemware. We also have specialty beer glasses, such as giant sizes, yards of ale, sampler glasses and paddles, and much more. Thank you for watching, and if you have any questions, please click on our live chat button!
The same beer glass, whether it be a pint glass , pilsner glass, or goblet, isn't great for all beers. Watch this video and discover the optimal glass style for presenting the beer you want to serve. From now on, you can always use the best glassware for maximizing the flavors of your brew!