How to choose the best beer glasses for your restaurant.

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beer glasses

Beer glasses. There are various types to choose from beer glasses, with various shapes and sizes ranging from beer boots, mugs and cups, to more sophisticated styles like Pilsner glasses. Many bars serve beer from a tap or glass bottles. Beer glasses have been specially designed to make the beer experience more enjoyable. The main types are glasses, mugs, and a whole series of sampler glasses, ideal for serving beer or simply a cup  of beer so that a guest can get a taste before ordering a whole glass.

Beer is a drink that has existed for centuries. It is made from malt barley, hops and water; the combination of these ingredients creates the distinctive flavor profile of beer that can be enjoyed in many different ways: as ale or lager style porter (both cold). While there are several factors to consider when choosing your own “container” – what type do you want?

Each beer glass has specific characteristics and for this reason it deserves a specific and singular explanation.

Beer glasses

Beer glasses

Glass beer is essential in many bars, especially sports bars, neighborhood bars or “dive” bars, and bars that are known for their selection of brands. Beer is rarely served in a plastic cup, unless you happen to be visiting a fraternity. Beer is often served in a glass of beer or pub, about 16 ounces (almost half a liter). Some are designed to hold a little less than that amount, but usually no more than this.

Beer glasses

The beer glasses are strategically shaped to allow the carbonated liquid to breathe, but also to create a suitable head, they pick up the aroma of hop and barley appropriately, and have a professional and tasty appearance at the same time. Beer mugs offer a more full-bodied appearance, with thicker glass edges and often greater capacity than beer glasses. They are often stored in a glass or freezer chiller in order to offer customers the frozen beer they crave. The sampling beer glasses provide the bar with the  way to serve small cups  of different beers for customers undecided about what to order, or to serve a selection of many beers, a common choice of micro breweries and specialty pubs.

All these considerations should always be kept in mind when you go to choose the beer glasses you will have in your bar or restaurant.

Beer in glass

Beer glasses


It is an essential product for many bars, especially sports bars, neighborhood or “dive” bars, and bars that are known for their selection of brands. This drink is rarely served in a plastic glass, unless you happen to be visiting a fraternity. Beer is often served in a glass of beer or pub, about 16 ounces (almost half a liter). Some are designed to contain a little less than that amount, but usually no more than that.

The glasses in question are strategically shaped to allow the carbonated liquid to breathe. But also to create a suitable head. They collect the aroma of hops and barley appropriately, and have a professional and tasty look at the same time. Instead, beer mugs offer a fuller appearance, with thicker glass edges and often a higher capacity than beer glasses.

Beer glasses

They are often stored in a chiller for the glass or freezer in order to offer customers the chilled beer they crave. Sample beer glasses provide the bar with a way to serve small samples of different beers for customers undecided about what to order. Or to serve a selection of many beers, a common choice of micro breweries and specialized pubs.

All these considerations should always be kept in mind when choosing the beer glasses that you will have in your bar or restaurant.

If you wanted to be more precise you could say that for each type of beer is recommended a glass rather than another.

 Each glass has its own history and characteristics and for this reason it adapts better to each type of beverage. This depends on the consistency of the same but also on other factors.


Beer glasses: some examples

Beer glasses


Let’s give some practical examples to understand why each beer needs a specific type of glass. Tulip glasses, for example, are used for high or low fermentation beers. In this case it is important to choose similar container shapes since the latter allow the beer to release their smell and taste in a more intense way.

The mug instead is a real classic for beer. It is perfect for any type of beer and allows a lot of foam to develop easily; still, the thickness of the glass is presented as an excellent shelter for the quality of the drink.

Furthermore, the Weissbier glass is specifically designed for certain types of German beer. In particular, this glass allows the formation of a compact foam body and the flared body facilitates the rise of aromas.

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