How To Choose A Beer Glass
Men and women who care about their beer, the world’s true beer connoisseurs, rely on glasses to drink out of at times. Choosing the right beer glass is key to the enjoyment of the carbonated goodness. The taste of the sensual suds is often captured beautifully in a beer glass, where a bottle and especially a tin beer can extenuate the flavor.
There are three invaluable steps to follow when choosing beer glasses and careful deliberation must be used in order to choose a beer glass that is adequate for the personal consumption of frothy brews.
- The easiest measurement of a top notch beer glass is how much of the local microbrew it actually holds. A true beer glass should be able to fit at least an entire pint within it and most bars follow this rule when serving Guinness or other high quality beers. There are also some mega-beer glasses out there that are twice as tall as normal pint glass and hold twice as much; these glasses are fun, but not the easiest to handle on a regular basis.
- Another factor to consider is the thickness and weight of the glass. The beer glasses that bars order for their dusty shelves tend to be thicker and heavier, because the glass is constructed to take a couple of tumbles without cracking and be difficult to break in general. These make for the best beer glasses.
- The last thing to consider when choosing a beer glass is the style of the glass itself. Many bars and many brands of quality beer, like Guinness, Blue Point and Samuel Adams, have their own signature shapes with logos on them. The consumer models have thinner glass than what an actual pub would receive though, so look out for that. Now beer glasses themselves come in straight up cylindrical or cone shapes, wide-mouth shapes that get bigger at the mouth yet allow the hand to easily fit around the center and mug or beer-stein-shaped glasses that are there for anyone that loves a handle.
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