Beer glasses are extremely identifiable. You look at them and you know that they’re meant for drinking beer and nothing else. These glasses though, have unique names and were originally created for very specific beer drinking purposes. You would’ve noticed most of these at some point or the other in a bar.
Pint Glass: This is the most common type of glass that pubs and restaurants use to serve beer. This cone shaped glass is also called a shaker, because the same glass is used to mix cocktails. The pint glass is thick, and helps maintain the cold temperature of the beer. The wide rim provides a large window to release the beer aroma.
Beer Mug: Another extremely common glass, this one is a personal favourite. While they tend to be on the heavier side, beer mugs are extremely sturdy, easy to hold because of the convenience of the handle, and just gives you very, very strong beer feels when you drink from it. It’s a subjective feeling that cannot be described in words.
Goblets: This one is not very common. However, you have good chance of encountering this stemmed beer glass at a microbrewery. Used for serving craft beer, specifically ales, goblets are slowly becoming popular as the microbrewery scene erupts in the country.
Pilsner Glass: You’ve probably not had beer too often in a pilsner glass, but this one is also found in most pubs and restaurants. A pilsner glass is slender, tall, and the most unlikely glass you would imagine to be served your beer in. It gets its name because it was originally meant to serve, well, pilsners.
Stange Glass: You’ve seen this glass before, but you probably didn’t know that it was called a Stange Glass. This is a normal cylindrical shaped glass, not as thick as the pint glass, and not half as effective. These have lower capacity in terms of how much beer it can carry, and also most likely won’t keep your beer cold for too long. So if you want to chug, then probably this is the glass you go for.