I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone uses for glassware, since we’re supposed to be snobby about that as craft beer enthusiasts. Do you insist on matching your glassware to the style? Do you tend to use mainly one style? Do you even care?
I keep it fairly simple. Over the years I have collected a lot of branded “nonick,” “Irish imperial pint” and “shaker” glasses. I use any of these as my normal beer glassware. I brew/drink mainly English influenced beers. I use “snifter” glasses when for the occasional imperial stout, barleywine or Belgian.
I have a good collection of glasses. Usually I go with what is good for the style, but I also get in a groove with one or two that I stick with for a while.
Lately I have actually been rocking the 1l Oktoberfest from Paulaner. Never thought I’d use one of these much, but it just makes it so I don’t have to make the trip downstairs for a new pint quite as often. And the thick glass keeps it cold for the duration.
1.) shaker pint glass with etch in bottom to release c02.
2.) .5 L german mugs with handle
3.) ball mason jar I even have a few with handles
4.) wifes red wine glasses (with out stems) for belgians because I dont have any tulip glasses.
I’ve got Mason jars, some shaker pints with logos, snifters, and a couple specialty glasses that are a bit like weissbier vases only the widest point is much lower. Depending on the beer I generally prefer one of the latter two.
I’m thinking of getting rid of what shaker pints I don’t need for cocktailcrafting. The cupboard’s getting a bit full, and Mason jars have more uses.
For portion control, I just ordered some 10 oz. nonics, but I like the Willibecher shape, too. Shaker pints are the most plentiful, so they get used the most. Lastly, I always have the sample size glasses from various brewery tours…for those skeptics who are willing to try homebrew for the first time!
[quote=“shredd3r”]Same here also, EXCEPT for something like a imperial stout, I’ll drink 3-4 oz portions from a stemless red wine type glass.[/quote]Just carbed and tapped a 15-month-old Belgian Imperial Stout, somewhere around 13% ABV, and it’s awesome in a pint glass! Drink one at the tap, take a second inside to share with the wife, and I’m done pouring for the night. Unless it’s Saturday…
I keep a good assortment of beer glasses so that you can have the appropriate glass for the style. They are all on top of the kegerator under a covered thing I made to keep them dust free. My go to glass is a 16oz pint glass which I have about 30 with different pub names on them.