A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO WHICH BEER GOES INTO WHICH GLASS
What: Ale How: Served in glasses without handles
Why: Allows heat transfer from the hand of the drinker to the beer. As the temperature increases, flavours that are activated at higher temperatures are released, making for an intriguing drinking experience.
What: Wheat beer (Hefeweizen/ Bavarian wheat)
How: Served in taller glasses with thin walls
Why: To highlight the bright colour and direct fruity aromas to the nose of the drinker, and hold a fluffy head (froth) that the beer is known for.
What: Belgian ale
How: Served in snifter or tulip glasses
Why: Makes the aroma of beer brighter while also letting you take deep sips without getting foam on your face.
Stouts and porters How: Mugs or pint glasses Why: Holds larger volumes and roasty, intense flavours.
What: India Pale Ale or IPAs
How: Pint glasses
Why: The body heat transfered from the hand to the glass will make the hop aroma prominent.