Beer Glassware

Beer Glassware photo by Cambridge Brewing Co of flickr.com

How to Start Your Beer Glassware Collection for $4.57

There’s nothing more saliva inducing then seeing a cold beer poured into a glass and watching the carbonation stream off the bottom and the white fluffy head build on top. There’s only one way to really enjoy a beer in its full glory and experience the Pavlov effect, by pouring it in a glass. Drinking from the bottle/can cheapens the experience of enjoying a brew because you don’t get to experience aroma and head. Brewers specifically add hop additions for aroma and when you drink from a bottle/can you don’t experience any of that. So do yourself a flavor and invest in beer glassware.

If you are just starting out your craft beer endeavors and don’t have much of an arsenal of beer glasses, there are a three essential glasses that you can purchase dirt cheap from Ikea. A Champagne glass, Red Wine Glass and a Pint Glass are the three most essential glasses for enjoying a brew and all total comes in at $4.57 for all three glasses. Are there more glasses you can buy? Sure! Are there specific ones for the styles? Yes! But these are all the most versitile and inexpensive glasses that will get your big toe wet before you jump into the deep end and buy custom goblets or tulip glasses from your favorite brewery.

Hederlig Red Wine Glass from Ikea Used as a Beer Goblet

Hederlig Red Wine Glass
from Ikea – $1.99

Red Wine

American Double
Imperial IPA
American Wild Ale
Belgian Dark Ale
Belgian IPA
Belgian Pale Ale
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Bière de Garde
Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale
Gueuze
Lambic – Fruit
Quadrupel (Quad)
Saison / Farmhouse Ale
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
Belgian IPA
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Berliner Weissbier
Dubbel
Quadrupel (Quad)
Tripel

Hederlig Champagne Glass from Ikea used as a Beer Glass

Hederlig Champagne Glass
from Ikea – $1.99

Champagne

American Wild Ale
Bière de Champagne/Brut
Bock
Czech Pilsener
Dortmunder
Eisbock
Euro Strong Lager
Faro
Flanders Oud Bruin
Flanders Red Ale
German Pilsener
Gueuze
Lambic – Fruit
Lambic – Unblended
Maibock / Helles Bock
Munich Dunkel Lager
Munich Helles Lager
Schwarzbier
Vienna Lager
Weizenbock

Pokal 12 Ounce Glass from Ikea Used as a Pint Glass

Pokal Tumbler Glass
from Ikea – $0.59

Tumbler

Everything else

So for a little less than $5.00 you can be on your way to building your Beer Glassware collection and start enjoying beer the way they were meant to be enjoyed, in a glass. Cheers and enjoy!