Considering the fact that beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in the world and the third most popular drink behind water and tea, there is no need to wonder why Food Service Warehouse strives to bring you a wide selection of beer glasses to choose from for your bar or restaurant. Although beer’s origin cannot be exactly traced, scientists believe that it may have been produced as early as 9500 BC in ancient Iraq and Egypt. Our selection of beer glasses vary in shapes and sizes ranging from beer boots, mugs and goblets, to more sophisticated styles like pilsner glasses.
Many bars serve beer from a tap or from glass bottles. Beer glasses are specially designed to make the beer drinking experience more enjoyable. Beer glassware as a whole includes the basics; beer glasses, beer mugs, and an assortment of sampler glasses, ideal for serving flights of beer or simply a beer sample so a guest can have a taste before ordering a full glass.
Beer glassware is essential to many bars, especially sports bars, neighborhood or “dive” bars, and bars that are known for their tap selection. Beer is rarely served in a plastic cup unless you happen to be visiting a fraternity.
Beer often comes in a pint or pub glass, which holds about 16 ounces. Some glasses are designed to hold a little less, but not usually more than this. Beer glasses are strategically shaped to allow the carbonated liquid room to breathe, but also to create a proper head, gather the aroma of hops and barley appropriately, and look professional and tasty all at the same time.
Beer mugs offer a heartier appearance, with thicker glass edges and often a greater capacity than beer glasses. They are often stored in a glass chiller or freezer in order to achieve the icy cold beer customers crave.
Beer sampler glasses provide the bar a way to serve small tastes of different beers to customers unsure of what to order, or for serving a flight of many beers, a common option at microbreweries and specialty pubs.