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9 Beer Glasses You Can’t Live Without

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There’s nothing quite like a good beer after a tough day. Yesterday was one of those days for me. By the end of it, I was feeling quite stressed, and after I’d gotten home, showered, and had a bite to eat, I was ready for a beer and some serious relaxation. I went with a Founders Breakfast Stout, one of my personal favorites.

By the time I realized I’d forgotten a glass, I was plopped happily on the couch, and the 15-foot stretch to the kitchen seemed like miles of arid desert that I wasn’t prepared to cross. I took a few more sips from the bottle, then realized that I wasn’t fully enjoying the beer. The sweet scents of chocolate, coffee, and oatmeal were trapped inside the narrow neck of the bottle, screaming to reach my nose. So, I sucked it up, gathered an ounce of energy, and went to get a pint glass. And honestly, it improved my experience exponentially.

That’s really just an anecdote to introduce my point. I’m here today to talk about glassware, because I firmly believe that the right glassware truly does make all the difference. Below are nine beer glasses that always have a spot in my cabinet...

1. Standard Pint Glass

KegWorks Tools for Drinking Pint Glass

2. British Style Imperial Pint Glass



Authentic British Style Imperial Pint Glass

3. Pilsner Glass

Pilsner Glass

4. Tulip Glass

Tulip Glass

5. Schooner Glass

Schooner Glass

6. IPA Glass

Spiegelau IPA Beer Glasses

7. Thistle Glass

Libbey Super Thistle Scotch Ale Beer Glass

8. German Beer Mug (Great for Oktoberfest)

German Beer Mug


9. Das Beer Boot (A Must for Oktoberfest)

Oktoberfest Style Dad Beer Boot


If you want to know more about proper glassware, where to get it, and what to use it with, visit our comprehensive glassware guide.

Enjoy your weekend, everyone. Drink a good beer (or a few) from a good glass.

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