Choosing the best beer glass for your beer variety can instantly enhance the flavor, aroma and color of your beer. Whether you're a home drinker or a pub landlord, you'll want to get the most benefits out of your chosen glassware, so you'll need to know the difference between your standard tulip beer glass and your German pilsner beer glass.
Beer glasses are not only defined by their style and shape but also their various features. While delicate glasses may offer finer rims for tasting, toughened beer glasses are often popular with public houses due to their longer lifespan and glass safety.
A pilsner glass is used for many types of light beers, including pale lager or pilsner. Pilsner glasses are generally smaller than a pint glass making them suited to serving bottled beer, from about 200mls to 400mls. They are tall, slender and tapered. The slender glass will reveal the color, and carbonation of the beer and the broad top will help maintain a beer head. Many brands of German wheat beers and Belgium beers choose the Pilsner glass, partly due to the elegant shape but mainly because they emphasize the characteristics of the beer.
You can also use a pilsner to serve LIITs, tall cold ice teas, milk shakes, sugarcane daiquiris and even cold coffee with ice-cream. The slender shape of the pilsner makes a stylish impression when serving tall cool drinks and the volume of the drinks is not too much because of the tapered shape.