Picking The Right Glassware

Picking The Right Glassware

Picking the Right Glassware

  • Glassware does a lot more than just hold beverages.
  • Always try picking the right glassware for the right beer.
  • The shape and size of your glass will enhance the aromas and flavours of a beverage and create a more enjoyable experience.
  • Stemmed glasses can be enjoyed for both lagers and ales, but for different reasons.
  • Lagers are thirst quenchers and your hand should stay away from the body of the glass to avoid warming up the beer.
  • Ales are full bodied and robust and sometimes need the warmth of your hand to bring out all of the great flavours and aromas.

Do’s and Don’ts (Mostly Don’ts)

  • Never hold glassware in bouquets because the oils from your fingers will cling to the inside.
  • Never stack glasses as this can cause scratches and oily residue on the outside of the glass.
  • Never store glassware in overhead racks where it can pick up odours and bacteria.
  • Avoid having glasses come into contact with your beer tap where bacteria reside.
  • Never put silverware into glasses.
  • Never use beer glasses for any other beverages.