Glassware – Choosing the Right Glass For Your Beer
Considering the time and effort you put into brewing your beer it is a good idea to serve it in the best way you can. Different styles of beer are best suited to certain styles of glasses.
If you have ever drunk a Belgian beer it will must likely come in a Tulip shaped glass. This will help support the foamy head and aid in releasing aroma. This is another reason why breweries supply pubs and bars with their own glasses, not just for the branding but also the shape.
Another reason for different glasses are to match the size of the glass to the strength of you beer. You don’t want to serve a barley wine in a pint glass because of the obvious reason they are much stronger than ordinary ales. Also if your beer is highly carbonated or prone to forming large amounts of foam such as a wheat beer you will need a glass with enough capacity for it.
There are all manner of different glasses so rather than write them all down here I will point you towards the Glassware page at Beer Advocate. This is the most comprehensive list I can find and what I look at when I want to find the right glass for my beers
So choose the right glass here
If you are on the lookout for glasses you can pick up some great examples on ebay.
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