The Top 10 Best Beer Glasses Australia (Cheers!)
It’s clear, beer glasses Australia are the most versatile of gifts. Why? Because everyone loves a beer. A beer in a clear, crisp beer glass makes any day better and every celebration bigger. And don’t forget to clink your glasses.
Why Should You Always Clink Beer Glasses Together?
Apparently, the clinking of the beer glass warded off evil spirits. Well that’s one theory behind the toast. Another more sinister theory behind the clinking of the beer glass, is that it caused a bit of each beer to spill into the other. And no—not so you get an extra sip. It was a way to ensure you weren’t going to be poisoned.
10 Types Of Beer Glasses
It’s important that you have a ‘handle’ on the beer glass. While the beer is the substance, the beer glass is the style. The correct beer glass will bring out the unique flavours, colours, and aromas of your beer and maintain a perfect head. Here’s a guide to the perfect beer glass for every occasion:
> Pint Glasses/Shaker Pints: They’re popular in bars and clubs because they’re easy to stack and clean. The Pint beer glass holds 16oz, has a slight lip near the top and is perfect for lagers, ales, and stouts.
> Beer Mugs: This beer glass has a wide cylindrical shape and a handle on the side. The thick glass and the handle that keeps your sweaty hand off the glass combine to keep your beer colder for longer. The dimples show off the colour and like you, this beer glass is tough and holds plenty.
> Beer Stein: Steins have a hinged lid and a lever for your thumb. Stein is German for tankard and they were popularised in the 16th century because a lid on your beer was thought to be more sanitary and a barrier to the bubonic plague.
> Goblets and Chalices: This beer glass has a long, thick stem with a bowl on top. You’ve probably got mates that look like that. It’s the beer glass for heavy, malty beers.
> Pilsner Glasses: A beer glass that’s tall and skinny. It holds less than a pint, but allows you to appreciate the colour and carbonation. It’s wider top helps retain your beer’s head.
> Weizer glasses: Similar to a Pilsner but with more curvature at the top. They hold ½ litre of beer, so watch out. They’re best for wheat beers to get the flavour and aroma.
> Snifters: Aren’t they for cognac and brandy you ask? Correct, but also perfect for aromatic beers. This beer glass allows you to swill your beer, stirring up the volatiles.
> Tulip or Thistle Glass: Designed to trap and maintain a head. It’s stumpy stem and bulb-like bowl is great for Scottish ales and stronger brews.
> Strange Glass: So called because strange is German for rod. This beer glass is tall and slender, holds 6.5 oz and is best for a delicate beer. Tell your girlfriend the glass reminds you of her. Tall, slender and delicate.
> Tasting and Sampler Glass: They’re 2.5 to 6.0 oz. They come in all shapes and sizes. This beer glass allows for taste, not intoxication. They’re great for sharing a special craft beer.
The Perfect Toast
Once you’ve got your beer glasses, all that’s left is to pour the beer into the perfect beer glass, clink glasses, and raise a toast. Here’s a few silly and serious classics you can use:
> To our wives and girlfriends….May they never meet
> Here’s to those who’ve seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can’t tell the difference.
> Here’s to a long life and a happy one. A quick death and an easy one. A good girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one.
> To absent friends.
> May we be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows we’re dead.
> May our sons have rich fathers and beautiful mothers.
> Here’s to the nights we’ll never remember with the friends we’ll never forget.
> May we get what we want, but never what we deserve.
> May the best day you have seen in your past be worse than your worst day yet to come.
Now, when the moment arises for the perfect gift you’ll have the perfect beer glass. Cheers!