How to Choose the Right Beer Glass?
Welcome to Sanitas Brewing Company.
Today we decided to partner up with our neighbors and friends
Over at Tundra
To talk a little bit about glassware
And why we use the glassware that we use.
To start going down the glassware,
We have the shaker pint.
A lot of people are using this as a pint.
We feel that this the incorrect pour.
This is for making a martini.
This is for, you know, as a shaker pint,
That’s why it’s called the shaker pint.
We feel that a better product to use for that
Is the custom pint glass.
This has got a little bit of curvature.
It’s a little bit nicer in your hand,
A little bit narrower down at the base.
We’ve got a little bit better roll of foam
Coming both in and out of beer glass,
So it’s a little bit nicer of a pourer over all.
When we move a little bit farther,
We get into a traditional British style,
Or European style, mug glass.
This guy is perfect for your English style milds,
Maybe a Scotch ale,
A light European lager.
This is a nice glass,
You’re not going to hold a lot of retention in this.
You’re not going to get a lot of special aromatic or anything.
It’s kind of a straight forward pour out of there.
We move on, next we have our Belgian tulip glass.
This is what Sanitas uses for all of our specialty beers.
What’s really nice about this glass,
Is with this curvature coming up the side,
We retain a lot of flavor and aroma in the glass,
Until you’re ready to actually consume the beer,
So that when you come all the way through,
It’s going to give you that nice blast of the aroma of the beer.
Also, we have this little lip right here
That’s going to help us with our foam retention
And keep a nice thin layer of foam on top.
The next glass we’re getting to is what we use as our saison glass.
This is a glass that has a lot of similar properties as the Belgian tulip glass.
With our saison,
We want a presentation with about a half-inch head throughout that pour,
Throughout the customers experience,
And this upward tulip up here really helps with that retention,
And we also hold a lot of those aromatic properties,
So that you get the aroma experience as you drink.
Now we’re getting into two of our,
Both pilsner and hefeweizen glass,
Or pilsner and pilsner.
This is a tall, thin glass,
Similar in volume to the other guys.
This guy does a great job of showing off the pilsner.
Pilsner is that really light straw color,
Really high clarity.
Watching the bubbles come up throughout the entire thing,
These things are great with some nucleation sites on the bottom.
This is a glass that really helps show off that pilsner pour.
This guy is obviously a larger volume,
Is going to do a similar type of thing.
A little bit of curvature coming at the top
To hold in a little bit more head retention,
But again, this is one of those that’s really going to show off the appearance and the look
of the beers.
So as an example, we can pour a saison right now.
This is Sanitas Saison, this is one of our flagship beers here.
There we have it.
Nice thick head, good presentation for our customer.
Thanks for joining us!
Beer Glasses Buyers’ Guide
A pint glass is a type of drinkware made to hold either an imperial pint which is 20 imperial fluid ounces (568 ml) or an American pint of 16 fluid ounces (473 ml). Pint glasses are usually used to serve beer and sometimes cider. A pint glass came about in the United Kingdom, where the law requires craft beer be sold in Imperial measurements, so to ensure that a pint of beer is actually a pint, they starting using certified one-pint glasses. Pint glasses come in all shapes and sizes such as conical (also called sleevers), jug glasses (also called dimple mugs), tulip, and can-shaped. These different glasses have their advantages, some are shaped to reduce spilling, some are shaped to be easily stackable and others are designed to be less prone to tipping.
Typical beer glasses are around 6 inches (15 cm) tall and 1 inch (25 mm) in wide in diameter over their height.
A beer glass usually holds either a British pint of 20 imperial fluid ounces which is 568 ml or an American pint of 16 fluid ounces which is 473 ml.
There are a few methods to frosting beer glasses. With one method, start with a completely clean glass and make sure it is at room temperature. Wet the exterior of the beer glass with cold water, and place it on a flat surface in the freezer. This will turn the water droplets into crystals while condensation is also forming on the mug, and the whole process will take around 20-60 minutes. A second method is for those who are impatient or didn’t plan ahead. Fill the mug with ice cubes and swish them around so they touch all surfaces. Then put the mug in the freezer right away and in about 5-8 minutes your frosty glass will be ready. With method three, wrap some damp paper towels around the exterior of a beer glass and set the mug in the freezer. It will take around 3 or 4 minutes to achieve a frosty look.
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