Weizenbier Glass, pint glass, tulip pint glass, German pint glass, English pint glass, shaker glass, Pilsner glass, flute glass, thistle glass, Krug, Pokal, Bierstiefel- any idea what all these are? They are just different types of glasses used for drinking beer.
The quintessential image of gobbling beer straight from the bottle might look ‘cool’, but a beer connoisseur will always prefer to pour his drink in a glass. As history shows, before the advent of beer ‘glass’, beer was served in stone or earthenware. Beer glasses started to be manufactured and used around the eighteenth century.
The main reason, for which most beer lovers would prefer to pour out their drink in a glass, is that, it is in a glass that you can smell the beer properly. More than 70% of our sense of taste comes from our sense of smell. While it is in a bottle, you can hardly smell the beer.
But poured out in a glass or a mug, it is easier to smell and thus the taste gets to be way more enjoyable. The foam that is created at the mouth of the glass has innumerable bubbles and every time one of those bubbles burst, it releases the aroma of the drink.
Besides, it is more aesthetic to drink beer from a glass as you get to know the color of the liquid and henceforth also the type of the beer.