There’s nothing quite like a cold beer in the hot summer sun — or in any sort of setting, for that matter. It’s the crisp, malty taste that refreshes us and quenches our thirst and makes any meal, any ballgame and any gathering that much hoppier.
Did you know that a lot of the flavor you get from beer — a lot of the texture, the taste and the froth — comes about because of the glass that it’s in? That’s right! Certain beers taste better when they’re put in certain glasses. The shape of the glass can help enhance the frothiness and magnify the flavor.
Here is a complete breakdown of which beer should be served in which glasses.
Also known as the “Shaker Glass,” the American Pint Glass is used for many different types of beer. Its wide rim allows the beer’s aroma to be released, giving the beer an added element of appeal.
The tall, skinny shape of the Pilsner glass helps maintain all the carbonation that good light beers have. Additionally, the wide rim at the top of the glass helps maintain the foamy beer head.
Goblets are glasses that feature a stemmed bowl made of thin-walled glass.
Even though the Goblets themselves may be made of thin glass and can be somewhat delicate, they are designed for heavy, malty beers like Belgian IPAs and Belgian Ales.
Yes, the Weizen looks pretty similar to the Pilsner, but the two glasses hold very different types of beers.
The Weizen is just about as tall as the Pilsner, but it’s got a bit of a curve to its design. The curve in the glass and in the lip helps keep the thick foam head inside the glass.
The glass mug is the universally loved glass among beer drinkers everywhere. Not only does its thick glass help insulate and keep your beer cold, but the handle keeps your hand from getting wet from the condensation or transferring body heat into the beer inside the glass.
Pretty interesting stuff, right? Sure, some of the different glass shapes add a bit of style to the beer, but it’s the taste that the glasses really improve, not the look. Come stop by your local Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen and take notice of how we serve our beers.