Once the standard drinking method for Saxons, horns were quickly replaced by wooden and metal cups as cultures progressed toward modern times. Pros: Drinking from a horn will surely channel your inner Viking. Plus you’ll get props from the hot anarchist girl for clever use of your rewilding skills. Cons: The size of your drink depends on the size of your horn. And big horns are, ahem, hard to come by. And you run the risk of tainting your brew with a gritty, musky funk. You know, if you consider that a bad thing.
Nothing screams “craft beer enthusiast” louder than drinking from a tulip glass. It generally indicates you are drinking something Belgian, a double IPA, or Russian imperial stout. In other words, something high gravity with an ABV twice what most pints tend to pack. Pros: If you are drinking beer from a tulip glass, you are drinking good beer. Really good beer. Which means you are enjoying yourself immensely. Cons: Expensive. Not something you’d buy a round of for your buddies.
The iconic, frosted mug is a tried-and-true way to down your brew, but in recent years it has fallen out on favor in the shadow of the pint glass. Pros: Makes you feel like your grandfather… or Norm from Cheers. Doubles as a weapon in a bar fight. Goes well with rounds of pitchers and good conversation with friends. And looks fantastic when clutched by a smiling Oktoberfest babe. Cons: In a cruel twist of fate, nothing kills the flavor of your beer faster than a chilled mug.