Is there a wrong way to drink beer? Putting it in the wrong glass might be.
According to one way of thinking, if your beer glass isn’t giving you the full benefit of the brew you’re drinking, you may be missing out, as beer tastes better in the right glass. For craft beer aficionados, home brewers, and connoisseurs of cold ones, these beer glass styles from Spiegelau, specifically designed to get the most out of every brew you drink, might be the ticket to a better tasting beer.
Spiegelau, a 500 year old Bavarian glassmaking company, now has four distinctly shaped beer glasses, tailored to the type of brew being served. According to the company, their extremely thin and durable beer glasses, coupled with a thin rim that “lifts the perception of the mouth feel and taste”, can ensure that the beers release their full spectrum of flavors to both the mouth and the nose. These beer glasses are said to keep beers colder and “more effervescent longer”, making for a more enjoyable brew.
The set includes the Beer Tulip (for Belgian Style Ales, Pilsners, and powerful stouts), the Tall Pilsner (for Bohemian and German-style Pilsners), the Lager (for Pale Lagers, Ales, Powerful IPA’s, and German “Helles”), and the Wheat Beer (for German Wheat Beer, Belgian White (Witbier), and Wheat Ales).