How many times have you gone to dinner, ordered a beer, and received it in a typical pint glass like one of these? Chances are probably far too many to count. Industry trends are shifting and consumers now expect restaurants to go the extra mile. If you serve beer at your restaurant, the extra mile for you consists of choosing a variety of beer glasses. Here are a few common types of beer glasses:
Goblets are typically used to serve sipping beers like Belgian ales, and IPAs. These glasses are similar to wine glasses but have a shorter stem with a wide opening. You can find goblets in many different sizes.
Pilsners are tall, slim glasses that are used to serve light beers. This type of glass typically holds less than a pint glass, but you can find them in a variety of sizes. The slim design allows drinkers to view the unique colors and carbonation bubbles inside their beer.
Snifters are similar to goblet glasses, but they are usually larger and more round. These glasses are sometimes used for brandy, but they can be used for fruity beer or beer that has a strong aroma.
Thistle glasses have a small stem like the goblet, but they are much taller. Thistles are used for Scottish ales and they allow you to swirl your beer to release the aroma.
So to answer the question, “Does beer glassware matter?” – yes! Beer deserves a fancy glass just like wine!