Whether located in an airport lounge, around the corner or in a home basement, no bar is complete without beer glasses. Beer is a lot like wine, in that it can be paired with food, and there are specific glass styles for different draughts. Full-pint, half-pint, pilsner, footed and many other options are available to suit your specific beer serving needs.
Beer has been brewed for thousands of years and is made through a fermentation process of malted barley and wheat along with hops. Since these ingredients come in several varieties and the fermentation process varies from country to country, many times of beer are available from different areas of the world. Luckily, the United States is the biggest importer of beer, so different varieties can be served in your bar, which is why choosing the correct beer glasses is so important in opening up the flavors and aromas of the beer.
If you are just looking for some basic beer glasses, start with the pint glass, a staple for any bar. Those looking to add an authentic touch to their lagers should consider purchasing pilsner glasses. A footed beer glass is used by those serving imported Belgium brews.
Frosted beer glasses are another aesthetic touch that many bars use, but be sure that you allow sufficient drying and cooling time. You do not want to transfer them directly from the ware washer to the chiller. Glasses that are still warm from the wash water can crack or break when placed in a cold environment.