Beer sampler glasses are smaller versions of beer glasses, designed to offer people a small tasting of beer. Now, most people want to order a full pint's worth of beer to accompany a meal, a game-time event or a happy hour session. For those who are indecisive, or want to try a taste of a new brew before buying a whole 14 ounces, the beer sampler glass provide the perfect vessel.
Sampler glasses are small, usually two- to four-ounce cups, made for tasting. With regular beer glasses, the beer is meant as a full beverage. With sampler glasses, however, the beer is meant to be offered as a small taste. This is useful whenever bar managers introduce new brews to the tap. In this case, the clientele may be unfamiliar with the type of beer and like a small taster before ordering a full glass. Typically, servers or bartenders will offer customers a taste in a beer sampler glass if they notice a customer is particularly confused or indecisive, or if the customer asks directly about the taste of a certain beer.
Sampler glasses, can also be known as beer flight glasses and are useful when it comes to serving flights of beer. In this context, a beer flight refers to a grouping of drink samples, usually three to five different samples of a few ounces each. A flight can include tastings of beer or wine, allowing the customer to try them in conjunction with one another, comparing the tastes and even sharing them between groups of people. Sampler glasses and beer flight glasses provide a good way to do this, due to their size and capacity.