Glassware is important because it facilitates a clear view of the beer's appearance. Also, pouring the beer releases carbon dioxide, which transports the aroma up to your nose. Finally, a glass allows you to taste the beer without influence from the can or bottle.
Here are a few types of glasses that can be used with a wide variety of beers.
This is a type of pint glass. The top portion near the rim has a gentle bulge, which comes in handy when you're trying to grip a glass covered in condensation. The curve also enhances sturdiness, reducing risk of breakage.
This is a versatile glass, great for many beers that are intended to be served cold. The design is inspired by the beer stein, a form of traditional stoneware that originated in Germany. The handle prevents your hand from warming the beer.
American Pint Glass (or Shaker Glass)
This 16-oz glass is a popular choice with bars, restaurants, and beer enthusiasts nationwide. The thickness allows for great durability and easy stacking, as well as beer temperature retention. The rim is wide, maximizing your aromatic experience.
Stemmed Tulip Glass
This glass is ergonomically designed to ensure that your tongue gets the full range of flavors in the proper order. Because it can deliver such complexity, it's a favored glass for ales.
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