Beer Glasses

In the antique world was very common drink beer in ceramic mugs

But from the 18th century, with the glass and crystal arise, beer drinkers embraced goblets and glasses with thinner walls.

Brewers seek to determine the ideal glass type for each brand and style to expose and enhance the beer’s main characteristics and ensure maximum pleasure in tasting.

The material, weight, and wall’s thickness, format and transparency are fundamental in such process.


Footed Glass (Pokal)
Common in the brewing world and can be used for various styles because it enhances
its color and, due to decrease in diameter at mouth height, retains the most delicate aromas.
Suitable for beers with a large volume of foam.

Goblet
Tipically, a craft glass, ornate, with stem. There are many models, but the main ones are: 
Bolleke: a very elaborate version with a very wide mouth to enhance the aromas, suitable for the Abbey beers.
Trappist: wider and shallower mouth, inspired by the classic champagne glasses.
Used by the Trappist monasteries for their beers.

Tulip
The name refers to the similarity of the cup in the flower’s shape.
It is similar to the Footed Glass, but has an additional curve outward, allowing flavor expansion.
Suitable for Bock, Belgian & French Ale Sour Ale.

Flute
Lanky form, resembling a flute. A glass widely used for sparkling wines . 
Suitable for beers that pass by the champenoise process because it prevents the foam to dissipate quickly.

Shaker
The US standard craft beer glass and also popular in Brazil.
The format encourages the perception of the color, foam and aromas.
A very flexible glass: can be used by several beer styles, but mainly suitable for English Ales, American Ales and IPAs.

Americano
This is the most popular beer glass in Brazil, because it is robust and cheap.
Despite being produced by a Brazilian company, its name comes from the fact that the first production molds were developed in the United States.
Ideal for lighter beers such as lagers.

Pint
Represents a measurement unit, which can vary according to the region of the world: 473ml in USA and 568ml in England.
Being widely used in these countries became synonymous for beer in American bars and British pubs.
Suitable for Ales, Stouts and English Bitter.

Willybecher
Considered the Bavaria’s standard glass, in Germany, it has thin waist and convex mouth.
Suitable for Pilsen, Vienna Lager, Rauchbier and Helles.

Stange (Collins)
Typical glass in northern Germany.
Suitable for Kolsch and Altbier beer styles.

Lager
Very popular in Brazil because it is ideal to enjoy the clarity of most beers consumed in the country.
Very well connected to the draft beer.
As the glass is wider than the base, and the mouth closed slightly, the foam tends to stay longer.

Weizen
Specific glass for German Wheat Beers, made to highlight the abundant foam and its special and characteristic aroma.
Always has the capacity to contain the bottle liquid (500ml) and its foam.

Mug
The mug was the first choice in the world for beer consumption.
Some models have up to 1 liter of beer.
Are widely used in Europe as a reference to local tradition.
Very popular in traditional festivals, such as Oktoberfest.

Brandy (Snifter)
Designed to capture flavors, allowing the rotary motion of the liquid without risk of overflowing.
This glass style is suitable for strong beers like Barley Wines, Imperial Stout and Eisbock.
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Comments:
Date:
10/12/2014 08:40:07
Name:
Dirk Breedveld
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Hello,
I do not see the sommlierglasses?
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