Good to the Last Drop
The truth is most people don’t give a rip about what type of glass their precious frothy brew is poured in to. We would rather spend our time drinking the nectar of the gods than contemplating the shape of the glass and whether or not we are truly able to appreciate the bouquet on our frosty, randomly chosen from the menu, India Pale Ale. This being the case, we are going to keep it simple and break down just a few of the most commonly used types of beer glassware and why they are the best option.
Let us begin with everyone’s go-to beer glass, the pint glass. There are actually a few different size pint glasses but we are going to talk about the two most common.
However, there is in fact a movement to make the American pint glass (or shaker pint) with its straight sides and anti-head-retention design, go away. If your travels should take you out side of the states there is, in fact, nary a shaker pint to be found. Everything about its design from its straight sides to the wider mouth and narrow base works against trapping the aromas, which is a huge part of the flavor, of the beer. Keeping this all in mind, I am not going to recommend this type of glass for anyone who calls themselves a craft beer enthusiast, stick to your fizzy yellow lager if you are going to use this one.
Choosing beer glassware is not an exact science. There is plenty of room for experimentation and personal preference. These are just a few helpful hints to consider when relishing your favorite brew. In fact if your are feeling adventurous check out the glasses available here at pretentious glass.
If you'd like to find out more you can read another of my Craft Beer articles here. As always thank you so much for reading, I hope you found the article enjoyable and informative!
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