Drinking your Pilsner out of a pint? Or your Irish Stout out of a stein? Think again.
Most of us are familiar with different glassware for various types of wine but don’t know that different types of beer also benefit from being poured into specific glasses to accentuate the beer’s character, taste and aroma.
So enjoy your beer even more with this beginners guide to the most commonly used beer glasses to get the best out of your tipple!
The stein is heavy and sturdy and used for both Lagers and Ales. It delivers large volume drinking and is the glassware of choice for the Oktoberfest!
The narrow shape of this glass shows of clarity and colour which makes it best suited for Pilsners and light Lagers.
The European stemmed version of the Pilsner, the pokal is similarly suited to lighter style Bocks and Pilsners.
The workhorse of beer glasses the American pint is the most versatile glass out there and widely used for Lagers, Ales and Ciders.
The curved walls of this English pint makes it easy to hold and the glassware of choice for Bitter Ales and Ciders.
The European cousin of the American pint, the Imperial is used mostly for Stouts and strong Ales.
This tall glass with its distinctive narrow base was specifically designed for Wheat Beers to hold head and aroma.
These large stemmed bowl shaped glasses are perfect to sip and savour heavy malted beers like Belgian Ales.
The champagne glass for beer, flutes are used for Lambic Ales, Fruit Beers and Bocks.
The cylindrical shape of the stange intensifies the flavour and aroma of delicate beers like Kölsch.
The deep bowl and narrow mouth makes the snifter the best choice to savour the strong flavours and aromas of Barley Wines, Strong Ales and Double IPAs.
The tapered shape of this glass maintains head and aroma which is important for French and Belgium Ales.