Suggestions for all-purpose beer glass

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

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  1. PGD120

    PGD120 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2015 New Jersey

    if i had to only pick one itd be one of these. not really sure what to call it, sort of like a mega wine glass, goblet sort of thing.


    with that said i probablly use tulips and snifters and wheat glasses more often, and pints for lagers
  2. Jerk_Store

    Jerk_Store Initiate (0) Feb 13, 2015 Canada (QC)

    The two main glasses I use the most are my Spiegelau IPA glass and Duvel tulip. The Duvel just accommodates pretty much any beer. If the branding turns you off, find a nice art series glass. Many dislike the Daan, but being an artist myself, I appreciated his short video on the Duvel website.

  3. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (341) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona

    Looks like OP got his answers and then some, but for another modest push from an veteran imbiber: Go Spiegelau or Riedel or go back to swigging from the bottle. Anything else is not going to hold up. I personally like my Duval tulip glasses for taking on any serious flavor slash aroma testing, but that is just the shape. For glasses in any form that will last you, Spiegelau or Riedel.
  4. dianimal

    dianimal Initiate (0) Apr 18, 2012 California

    This glass and the willi becher are my favorites!
  5. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Tulip. I can enjoy almost any style in it.
  6. Scrapss

    Scrapss Crusader (743) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Found this at Target today, best $20 I spent there ever. Almost covers everything.
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  7. StartedwithSAM

    StartedwithSAM Initiate (0) Feb 17, 2015 Virginia

    That's the same set I picked up from Target, nice. Had to get a Tulip from Boulevard but I would like one with a less subtle shape.
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  8. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (577) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana

    My set must have forged to have the labels longer than life will exist on this planet. I tried steel wool, razor blades, and even some paint thinners....Still pristine like Jim Koch would want.
  9. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    It's been said over and over in here already, but a great tulip glass is definitely the right place to start and can be used for any style (and somehow just seems much cooler than a standard pint glass).
  10. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (564) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    What do you mean by miss? I still find them at my bottle shop.
  11. beaulabauve

    beaulabauve Devotee (400) Aug 5, 2011 Louisiana

    I bought a set from Spieglau of all the major styles. If they are not available, I have 6 Sam Adams perfect pints to go around.
  12. DiUr

    DiUr Aspirant (200) Aug 14, 2014 Spain

    I don't! Broke mine but didn't see it in the place i bought it anymore, nor looked for it online (or in the bars they serve Urthel). Not really mad for the glass but it served very well as an all purpose one, and would buy again if it happens to be around.
  13. Beer21

    Beer21 Champion (850) Oct 17, 2010 Florida

    Dump the fake pinecones and artichokes from your wife/girlfriend's closest decorative "piece" and have at it!
  14. johnjohnbeer

    johnjohnbeer Initiate (146) Oct 27, 2012 Ohio

    Depends on the beer. Something more sessionable I use a Nonic Pint, ipa\dipa i use a tulip, big stouts/sours I use a teku.

    Everything else I use my 16oz sniffter.
  15. BeerBob

    BeerBob Initiate (0) May 30, 2002 Nebraska

    Have the same set, sweet!
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  17. WellRested518

    WellRested518 Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2014 New York

    HF stemware is nice, but it breaks easily and is often uneven. I would go with the snifter/tulip hybrid that you can pick up at virtually any good brewery. Nordic pints, large stemless, Weis glasses, and mugs are also great. The beers we drink aren't swill... portraying them in the right light really adds to the whole experience. Personally, I'm looking into getting a stange for geueze.
  18. brureview

    brureview Poo-Bah (2,373) Jan 20, 2012 Massachusetts

    Where can I buy one?
  19. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Initiate (0) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

    The Internet. You can purchase anything on the internet.
  20. loafinaround

    loafinaround Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2011 New York

    honestly, I'm not into micromanaging glass styles. And the benefit of aromas is rather minimal IMO. cost v. benefit? Not worth it.

    A simple pint glass please.... And, to make you happiest, with custom sand blasted graphics of what you like the most (go on etsy) That way, you have a smile on your face before you even pop the cap. (Sand blasted so you can pop that bastard into the dishwasher.)

    here's mine:
  21. djsmith1174

    djsmith1174 Initiate (0) Aug 21, 2005 Minnesota

    Snifter or tulip fits the bill well for an all purpose glass.
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  22. Gundlach

    Gundlach Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Colorado

    Tulip Pints with nucleated bases.
    ^The glass I use most often. Mostly b/c I think they're best for drinking ipas out of, and that's what I drink the most of.
  23. a77cj7

    a77cj7 Poo-Bah (1,837) May 7, 2010 South Dakota

    I use plastic over-sized red wine glasses. Few bucks each at target. Unbreakable within reason, hold 20oz or so.
  24. Jsteez

    Jsteez Zealot (537) Apr 28, 2012 Utah

    The pokal glass is a decent glass.
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  25. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

  26. Doug537

    Doug537 Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2013 Colorado

    Wellington, I guess its also called a Schooner.
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  27. Harlan_Pepper

    Harlan_Pepper Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2014 Indiana

    I first drank out of one these (Lawson's-branded) at Blackback in Waterbury, VT about a month ago. It was a revelation to me! The perfect beer glass in my eyes! Thanks for the brand info, now I need to buy some of these.
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  28. turbotype

    turbotype Aspirant (288) Nov 5, 2013 California

    OP, you are going to get a lot of different answers, most of which are probably fine suggestions. But if I were you, I would just buy and drink from a glass that you like. Anything from a simple run of the mill pint glass up to any of the fancier specialized offerings. I have a few different styles of beer glasses that fulfill my needs, but I almost always end up using a simple Founders pint glass or my trusty Duvel glass. Plain and simple get the job done.
  29. Yargamo

    Yargamo Initiate (0) Jun 9, 2015 New York

    I could get by with a nonic and a tulip if I had to limit myself to two glasses (which I do not).
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  30. YodersBeerEmporium

    YodersBeerEmporium Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2014 Iowa

    I could get by just using a tulip, but what fun would that be??
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  31. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    My favorite glass. Perfect for all beers. Only $5

    Edit: oops, it won't let me link directly to the glass. Just choose the 'glassware and accessories' category - it's the only one.
  32. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,713) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    While I use fancier glassware for things like Lambics (and similar US beers), I use a glass similar to this most of the time.

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  33. stonermouse

    stonermouse Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2006 Massachusetts

    The Sam Adams Perfect Pint is my regular glass, unless the beer absolutely calls for something else specific. I've also become fond of the can-shaped glass, which doesn't get enough love probably because it looks gimmicky, but they really are a good all-purpose glass.
  34. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    At a beer festival the other day I got meself an EKU vessel. I look forward to drinking from it.
  35. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Just use one of these and you'll be fine

  36. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2013 Minnesota

    So, has anyone else noticed that OP hasn't logged in since the day after joining and posting his question? I send him a direct message with my suggestion. Hopefully he gets an email about that.
  37. RPM3334

    RPM3334 Aspirant (212) Jul 27, 2015 South Carolina

    I personally prefer the Duvel glasses. Great aroma
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  38. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    The Sam Adams glass is pretty nice for hoppy or malty beers.
  39. CantankerousCaveBear

    CantankerousCaveBear Initiate (0) Jul 26, 2015 Canada (ON)

    Honestly, I find myself using a Tulip glass more than anything else. Even for imperial stouts.
  40. Archagon

    Archagon Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2015 California

    Picked up one of these Libbey Belgian glasses at BevMo for $3. The shape is perfect, but the glass quality is a bit poor (as you would expect for that price). Anyone know of a beer glass that has this exact shape but that has wine glass quality?

    Still love it, though! Great for everything.

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