Considering the fact that beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world and the third most popular drink behind water and tea, there’s no need to wonder why you need to know how to choose 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.
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.
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.