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Beer Glassware - Tulip Glass - Drinking Glasses
Yes, I'm a beer drinking aficionado, albeit I generally just drink my cold beer straight out of the can and,
on occasions, a bottle. However, sometimes I get in the mood to gulp it down really fast from a glass.
I must say, though, I've never been picky about what type of glassware it is. Hell, I don't care if it's a
plastic cup, for that matter. I suppose the most stylish glass I have ever drank beer from, was a cheap
beer mug, if that tells you anything; ha!
...But this post isn't about me and my philosophical ramblings about the frugalities of ugly drinking
glasses, it is about me providing bits of info and shopping links for the ones seeking those attractive
glasses to hold those precious suds, such as a tulip glass, for example.
The reason for this post, is that I got reminded the other day just how plain I am when it comes to beer,
even though I have drank this stuff regular for the last 17 years. Somebody online told me to go grab a
tulip glass and try out these high-class beers, in which he listed about 7 of 'em - and I've never heard of
any of them. But what struck me the most was not the foreign beer that he mentioned (especially since
I prefer plain ol' American beer like Busch, Budweiser, etc.), but the damn glasses. I was like, what the
hell is a freakin' tulip glass? Then, I proceeded to look it up, like the researcher I am, and was like, uh,
oh, uh, yeah...I've seen those before.
I must say, after seeing all the different types of glassware, I became interested in buying some.
Wikipedia lists several types, such as:
A pilsner glass is used for many types of light beers, including pale lager or pilsner. Pilsner glasses are
generally smaller than a pint glass, usually in 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 ml, 330 ml or 400 ml sizes (in Europe
500ml ones are not rare). They are tall, slender and tapered.
A tulip glass not only helps trap the aroma, but also aids in maintaining large heads, creating a visual
and olfactory sensation. The body is bulbous, but the top flares out to form a lip which helps head
retention. It is recommended for serving Scottish ales, American double/imperial IPAs, barleywines,
Belgian ales and other aromatic beers. Some pint glasses which taper outwards towards the top are
also called tulip glasses, despite having notably less curvature.
They also go on to mention several others, such as: Snifters, Taster glasses, Weizen glasses, Beer
stein, Flute glass, Goblet, Tankard and Toby Jug - along with several others that made me say "WTF?"
Instead of reading and quoting what Wikipedia has to say, I decided to go more for a pictorial search so
I could find out just what some of this beer glassware stuff is all about. I am pleased to find that
Amazon has loads of these beer glasses for sale, and we all know how reliable and efficient that place
is. This is also a great gift idea for a hard-to-shop-for person that just so happens to also love drinking
beer! Below, I'll provide a few images, for starters:
Do you enjoy drinking your cold beer from a fancy glass?
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