Having a beer glass in your home collection is not only great for beer, but it's a good all around solution for water, smoothies and even cut flowers. Here are my latest picks.
I bought six of the svelte Portuguese Beer Glasses at Christmas and now use them every day, BUT YOU CAN'T GET THEM ANYMORE RIGHT NOW (click through and tell them to keep selling), SO LET'S GO BELOW THE FOLD...To my other top picks...
By The Shape
What do the shapes mean? I've always wanted to know and finally found an answer. Here's a little primer from Crate & Barrel to help you out, but I'm only going to suggest the shapes that are good for general use in the home.
Top Beer Glasses
- Pint and Half Pint Tumblers - from $3.95
These classic British shapes are strong, light walled and stable. As one customer attests, "I originally received a dozen of these from my wedding registry, and they are just great! We use them for everything from beer to smoothies."
- 16oz Bar Mixing Glass - $6.90
Used often for beer, but technically a mixing glass, this is an awesome shape, which is a little heavier *(and therefore tougher) than all the other glasses. Rim tempered, it's great for everything.
- Giant Beer Boot Glass - $14.95
Okay, kidding, BUT I saw one of these this past weekend at the Von Trapp Family Lodge up in Stowe, Vermont (personal dream come true trip), and had to admit that they were really cute.
Okay, if storage is not option and you want THE RIGHT thing, this is recommended by a reader and - I would agree - an awesome glass for beer, so let's add it to the mix. This full bodied Belgian ale needs a good glass, so I'm assuming this is it. This what natives say: Kolor : Miedziany. Klarowny. Piana: Żółta, średniopęchrzykowa. Dobrze zdobi szkło. Redukuje się do cieniutkiej kołderki. Pozostaje tak do końca.
- Can Glass - $3.95
This is a new find that I like because it's so unique. Simple shape and great volume make it a easy choice for beer, but also usable for other drinks too. Oh, and I guess it looks like a beer can, but in a good way. :)