Are You Drinking Your Favorite Beer Out of the Right Glass?

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No two beers are the same, so why should they be sipped from the same glass? Keg Works serves up a cheat sheet on how to do a proper pour.

Illustrations by Rich Lee

Imperial Pint Glass

Unlike the typical American pint glass, this style holds up to 20 ounces and includes a lip at the top, making it good for almost every brew and best for British ales and lagers.

Illustrations by Rich Lee

Tulip Glass

The round body and flared lip of this glass—enhancing aroma and a hearty swirl—is meant to heighten the experience of Belgian ales and other malty, hoppy beers.

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Illustrations by Rich Lee

IPA Glass

The ridges on the bottom help the hoppy aromatics of India pale ales; the tall, rounded top helps send those notes straight to the nose and taste buds.

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Illustrations by Rich Lee

Stout Glass

A slender bottom and round top pull out the rich flavors of stouts liked roasted malts and notes of coffee or chocolate. The wide top shape maintains the beer’s head longer.

Published as Art of the Glass in the September 2020 issue of Delaware Today magazine.

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