Most beer drinkers have their preferred method of drinking, whether it is from a can, bottle, glass or mug. The reason for the different drinking methods is that the beer tastes differently depending on what type of beer glassware it is drank from. In order to accommodate all of your guests, be sure to have an ample supply of beer mugs on hand.
There are two main types of mugs, the traditional beer mug and the stein. A mug is made of thick, heavy glass, and it has a handle to make it easier to hold. Traditional beer steins are either stone or glass and have a lid that is opened by a thumb lever. The lid was used to keep pests out during the plague years, but is still used today because it helps contain the beer’s aroma.
Some steins come without a lid and resemble a mug, but have an extra ridge at the top of the handle to simulate the lever found on a traditional stein. When cleaning your mugs or steins, you will want to wash them in a machine that sanitizes with hot water. Chemical sanitizing machines can leave a residue that will kill the beer’s head or leave a chlorine aftertaste. Also, a harsh chemical sanitizer can etch the glass, which could affect head retention.
Food Service Warehouse carries a wide selection of beer mugs that are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. They are a great choice for almost any type of beer that you serve, including: porter, stout, ale, lager and wheat beer.