Suggestions for all-purpose beer glass

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Voyaging, Jun 7, 2015.

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  1. dutesanch

    dutesanch Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2014 California

    For me a Sam Adams perfect pint glass works for all beers. I have other glasses but I can use these without issue.
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  2. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    For clarification, watch the movie 'beerfest'
    DAS BOOT!!
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  3. superspak

    superspak Poo-Bah (24,540) May 5, 2010 Ohio
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    +20 to tulip glass. When I am not reviewing beers I drink out of a Maudite tulip, it's my favorite glass and is extremely durable. Reviewed beers go in their proper style glasses otherwise.


    Second place goes to these snifters. They are the best I have seen for the money and are extremely durable and basically impossible to scratch.
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  4. draheim

    draheim Poo-Bah (2,918) Sep 18, 2010 Washington

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  5. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Initiate (0) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois

    Good Old Fashioned Pint Glass
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  6. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Initiate (0) Mar 18, 2010 California

  7. Sound_Explorer

    Sound_Explorer Poo-Bah (1,897) Dec 29, 2013 Washington

    Larger New Belgium snifter and a plain pint glass.
  8. drmeto

    drmeto Poo-Bah (2,166) Jan 29, 2015 Germany

    pint glasses are horrible for picking up aromas.

    snifters work very well
    IPA glasses work well for all styles i realized

    these sommelier types work for AP

    tulips work also
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  9. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,111) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    This is my all purpose glass
  10. rozzom

    rozzom Meyvn (1,021) Jan 22, 2011 New York

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  11. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,841) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    For me right now my go to glass is my Surly Munique glass, before that it was a Cuvee which I have one from Weyerbacher and 2 more that I picked up at the local Dollar Tree. I have seen quite a few nice pieces at the Dollar Tree stores and ya can't beat the price! Just check them out first to make sure they aren't crooked or defective.
  12. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

  13. 31Sam13

    31Sam13 Initiate (0) Sep 29, 2014 New Hampshire

  14. utopiajane

    utopiajane Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    That glass there -[​IMG]
  15. Erix

    Erix Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2001 Vermont

    I recently picked up some of those from Fiddlehead Brewing, and they've quickly become some of my favorites. Solid, large, low center of gravity.. just great all around.
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  16. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina

    Teku or snifter.
  17. JimKal

    JimKal Zealot (506) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    It really is nice and it works for so many beers but I find myself using it mostly for SA Boston Lager.
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  18. ClavisAurea

    ClavisAurea Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2008 New York

    This glass has a laser etched nucleation site at the bottom of the glass. Although I do like the bubbles it produces I think it should only be used on beers that you intend to imbibe relatively quickly like sessionable beers. I'm not saying that you should just pound them but if I use one of these laser etched glasses for a beer designed for contemplative sipping (barleywine, imperial stout, etc.) my beer will go flat before I finish it. I'm a big believer in drinking a beer in the correct glass. I have a small collection of 20 or so beer glasses for parties or whatnot. Plus, they look wonderful on a shelf in my cellar area.

    I've shifted to using a standard 12oz tulip glass for most beers due to versatility. Mine happens to be a Delirium Tremens glass. I just love those dancing pink elephants.
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  19. DiUr

    DiUr Aspirant (200) Aug 14, 2014 Spain

    I miss the Urthel´s slender tulip for versatility. Big enough but not too heavy, i could even enjoy Lagers and Weizens in it.

    #59 DiUr, Jun 7, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2015
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  20. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    Joking aside, this kind of glass is purposefull for many styles.
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  21. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (3,111) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio
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    Honestly, other than holding about any beer ( or beers) you want to pour into it, I think the Duvel is kind of a pain in the ass to drink from (in the context of drinking from a glass being a chore obviously:grinning:). If you have a tulip, a snifter, and a spiegelau, you don't really "need" anything else. Just dont tell my wife I said this.
  22. Mikus

    Mikus Initiate (0) Mar 21, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I am also a fan of the snifter if you are going to start off with one 'go-to' glass, however, we have a tulip glass that gets a lot of use in my house as well. Those seem to be our most versatile for different styles.
  23. Hanglow

    Hanglow Champion (809) Feb 18, 2012 Scotland

    If you aren't drinking out of a yard glass then your craft beer game is officially weak.

  24. JimKal

    JimKal Zealot (506) Jul 31, 2011 North Carolina

    I think, perhaps, you nailed it.
  25. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,214) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts

    I'd say tulip - while I do vary my glassware when possible, this is a pretty versatile glass
  26. darkandhoppy

    darkandhoppy Aspirant (265) Dec 26, 2008 Connecticut

    that's the one!
  27. ianous

    ianous Initiate (76) Oct 26, 2013 Connecticut

    This looks safe. /sarcasm
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  28. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey

    A White wine glass works well also.
  29. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (612) May 11, 2012 Missouri

  30. BBThunderbolt

    BBThunderbolt Poo-Bah (8,314) Sep 24, 2007 Kiribati
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    Eh, I'm not a huge glassware slut, so I find that a 12oz tulip, a 10oz goblet, a shaker pint/nonic, and a 14oz wheat glass handle all my needs nicely. The 10oz goblet is what gets the most useage.

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,217) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    Oversized Duvel snifter.
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  32. steve419

    steve419 Initiate (120) Apr 7, 2011 New York

    I have austrailian beer glasses..
  33. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    Sierra Nevada balloon tulip
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  34. MUTINY

    MUTINY Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2015 Virginia

    Well, looks like I'm gonna be the first one to mention mason jars...
  35. NCMonte

    NCMonte Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2014 North Carolina

    And I will be the first to mention a Stein. [​IMG]
  36. do_ob

    do_ob Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky

    The first set of beer glasses I ever bought were the Sam Adams "perfet pint" glasses. I used them for years, and still think they're a great all-purpose glass. A snifter is my close 2nd.

    For what it's worth, I hardly use my Sam Adams glasses anymore, since I've expanded on my glassware collection. But, as I said, for years they were the only set of beer glasses I owned.
  37. StephenPM

    StephenPM Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2014 Kentucky

    I have almost 90 glasses of various shapes and sizes; but if you're just choosing a single glass, don't beat yourself over the choice. A standard American conical (Libby makes some fine examples) or an English nonic is a fine way to start. They may not extract the last few percent of what the beer has to offer, but they get out of the way and let you enjoy the experience. Preferably, get something from a local brewery. That makes it taste just that much better.
  38. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (341) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    The bottomless (never empty) ones are hard to find but well worth it,....
  39. StephenPM

    StephenPM Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2014 Kentucky

    I'm going to take some heat for this, but that's a Krug. Stein is "stone" and is an American shorthand for a stoneware beer mug. To be specific, that appears to be a Maßkrug, a 1 liter glass krug.
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  40. Hrodebert

    Hrodebert Aspirant (265) Sep 2, 2013 Michigan

    Love it. I've got one with a handle. They work great late at night around the campfire with a screw on lid.
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