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Title: Your favorite glass
Post by: pinnah on January 31, 2012, 07:32:37 am
How about a glassware thread?  I know everybody has a favorite.
Perhaps you like different glasses for different beer.  Maybe your vessel is not even glass.

It would be interesting to see what everybody likes. 
Pictures are encouraged, unless you are very gifted in the art of verbal description. ;D







You already know I like a nice Mason jar, but I have become particularly fond of this shape:

(http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c30/pinnah/Snifter-Beer-Glass-3709-2.jpg)

Cheers!
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: jmcamerlengo on January 31, 2012, 07:48:58 am
The one you mentioned there is my go to glass for Imperial Stouts and BarleyWines!

I also have a Chimay gobelt for Belgians.

My go to glass for most beers though is a Tankard from one of our brew store website friends.!

I also use a traditional hefeweizen glass for wheat beers.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: weithman5 on January 31, 2012, 07:50:45 am
i have 6 ounce juice glasses that are nice. i use these when i split different beers with my wife.  i also like the standard 16 oz glasses.  and of course a red solo cup....
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: erockrph on January 31, 2012, 07:57:16 am
I love my Sam Adams perfect pint glasses, but they are unfortunately too small. I'm kicking myself for not getting the 22oz version. Can't put a proper head of foam from a 12oz bottle in a 16oz glass unfortunately.

My other favorite is a 22oz weissbier glass that I found at Pier One imports a few years back. It's basically a stretched-out version of the Sam Adams glass; sort of like a pilsner glass that bulbs out at the top.

For high-gravity sipping beers (Thomas Hardy, 120 minute IPA, etc) I usually use my Glencairn Whisky tasting glasses.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: dcbc on January 31, 2012, 08:52:18 am
20 oz. Beecher Glass for lagers and most ales.

Hefeweizen Glasses for, well, hefeweizens.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: dbarber on January 31, 2012, 09:43:24 am
I like the glass above for imperial stouts and barleywines as well.  My favorite glass is a tulip glass, everything smells better in a tulip glass.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: bluesman on January 31, 2012, 09:55:19 am
Here's a comprehensive guide to beer glasses.

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/glassware
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: weithman5 on January 31, 2012, 10:28:10 am
after reading the link above: lets hear it for the mug and the becker
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: The Professor on January 31, 2012, 11:07:43 am
In the big picture, any glass that doesn't leak works great for beer. :D

Seriously though, my preferred everyday beer glasses are Nonick pints (and lately,  half-pints).   
I like straight sided juice glasses too.   But I'm not all that picky generally. 
 
On those occasions when I crack open a well aged barleywine/old ale/burton,  I'll often  use a large brandy snifter.  Other than that,  I'm generally happy with any relatively plain glass and I avoid the gimmicky "specialty" glasses.   
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: anje on January 31, 2012, 11:20:34 am
Aesthetically, I like those tulip-shaped pints (not the stemmed tulip in the Beer Advocate link), but I haven't compared the same beer in different glasses to see what I really like best.   I know I dislike glasses like champagne flutes and those where the rim comes in too much because they bonk my nose when I'm trying to drink out of them!
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: garc_mall on January 31, 2012, 11:27:51 am
I have a bunch of different beer glasses that I use as they are clean, and for different beers. I have some Shaker Pints, some tall 23oz glasses that are kind of like a wide pilsner glass, a couple of the 30cl glasses like the one pictured below, and 4 brand new 14oz stemmed tulips. But my go-to glass for all normal (British/Continental ales) beers is my AHA/Wynkoop Brewery shaker pint that I got when I visited Denver.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: morticaixavier on January 31, 2012, 12:12:29 pm
I have a heavy glass tankard that I use to actually drink out of, unless it's dirty then I drink out of a plain american pint glass or a 1 pint mason jar. for tasting I have a couple of the insulated bodum stemless wine glasses, a stemmed tasting glass I recently picked up for 0.50 at a thrift shop or a cute little nutella glass. sometimes I drink out of the bottle (gasp!)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: pinnah on January 31, 2012, 12:16:13 pm
Here's a comprehensive guide to beer glasses.
http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/glassware

 8), thanks for posting.  Not comprehensive though...I didn't see any mason jars in there.  ;D




sometimes I drink out of the bottle (gasp!)

 :o, mason and the bottle.  Dude, you totally must have been raised by a pack of wild hippies. ;)

Yes, the stemless wine glass, another favorite of mine.




Anybody ever messed with making glasses out of old wine bottles?
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: theDarkSide on January 31, 2012, 12:20:02 pm
(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6qrXS69XVa-bp-Rn_qMTpIVpfi3PnfFreBLUgSzb10bOkfgNK)

 :D

But seriously, I'm not much of a glass collector, but I am partial to these:

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-elpmD1ZnU0M/TE4oUb7Ni_I/AAAAAAAAAZA/Vb-yDIUnCiY/s288/018.JPG)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: euge on January 31, 2012, 12:21:18 pm
We actually do have a thread about this. :D http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3862.0 (http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=3862.0) Never hurts to revisit!

Anyway I have these types and always looking for more:
(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/pilsener_glass.jpg)(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/pint_nonic_glass.jpg)(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/stange_glass.jpg)(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/weizen_glass.jpg)(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/goblet_glass.jpg)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: firedog23 on January 31, 2012, 01:27:19 pm
I like my 20 oz, 2011 Cambridge England Beer Fest pint glass but if it came to it, I would drink out of anything that did not have a hole in it.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: dmtaylor on January 31, 2012, 06:12:44 pm
I broke my favorite mug.  It was a large heavy U shaped clear glass mug with a big handle, and it held pretty close to 22 ounces.  Traveled with it unprotected and she shattered.  Darn it.  It was unique.  Had an etched message from my 4-year old son about "daddy" and everything.  :(

It's usually the standard shaker pint glass for me these days.  Sometimes better is the big 22-ounce weizen glass.  That is a very nice one.  I like the Sam Adams glasses as well, but they don't seem as sturdy as the good old shaker pints, and seem to only hold ~12 ounces plus foam.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: Joe Sr. on January 31, 2012, 07:21:43 pm
Who needs a glass when you have picnic taps?

I have too many glasses to have a favorite.  Whatever is full.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: Hokerer on January 31, 2012, 08:37:23 pm
I use 20-oz mugs (have six) for my half-liter bottled brews and the Sam Adams glasses (have two) for the 12-oz'ers.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: bosoxsbrews on February 01, 2012, 10:49:43 am
I like my Nonic Pints , Dimpled mugs and my 20oz Thistles ....
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: oceanselv on February 05, 2012, 07:08:36 am



(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/stange_glass.jpg)


Does anyone have a good source for a stange glass?  I have glasses appropriate for most all other styles, but nothing beats a good kolsch served in the proper glass.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: garc_mall on February 05, 2012, 08:56:53 am

http://www.truebeer.com/Stange-Beer-Glass-Set_p_577.html

This is where my wife and I got our tulip glasses and we were really happy with them, and prompt delivery as well. They were the best prices on tulips we could find, but I don't know about stanges.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: tubercle on February 05, 2012, 09:18:51 am
Red solo cup, styrofoam, Mason jar, etc...

 I am kind of partial to the opaque ones. No worries about SRM, cloudiness and such.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: zorch on February 05, 2012, 11:09:52 am

Does anyone have a good source for a stange glass?  I have glasses appropriate for most all other styles, but nothing beats a good kolsch served in the proper glass.

I bought my stange glasses from here:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/gifts/page.aspx?c=&p=45168&cat=4,104,53217

They are somewhat delicate, but you can't beat the price.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: euge on February 05, 2012, 11:46:50 am

Does anyone have a good source for a stange glass?  I have glasses appropriate for most all other styles, but nothing beats a good kolsch served in the proper glass.

I bought my stange glasses from here:
http://www.leevalley.com/us/gifts/page.aspx?c=&p=45168&cat=4,104,53217

They are somewhat delicate, but you can't beat the price.

This is where I got my dozen for about $16 delivered. Only managed to break a couple so far... ;)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: timmyr on February 05, 2012, 01:36:35 pm
No questions asked I LOVE my Spiegelau beer glasses.  The one that does most of the heavy lifting in my house is the 0.4L Stemmed Pilsner which is more like a tulip.

(http://spiegelau.com/fileadmin/spiegelau/products/overview/stemmed_pilsner_04l.jpg)

http://spiegelau.com/products/view/?no_cache=1 (http://spiegelau.com/products/view/?no_cache=1)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: heavyeng on February 05, 2012, 03:59:00 pm
My favorite was a half liter Hacker-Pschorr glass that I had "acquired" in Munich.

My sister in law broke it and I'm still upset about it...that was 10 years ago LOL!!
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on February 05, 2012, 08:57:21 pm
My favorite was a half liter Hacker-Pschorr glass that I had "acquired" in Munich.

My sister in law broke it and I'm still upset about it...that was 10 years ago LOL!!
Most likely it was Willy Becher style of glass.
You can find them from time to time.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: gmac on February 05, 2012, 09:12:47 pm
(http://beeradvocate.com/im/glassware/weizen_glass.jpg)
These ones. Got a bunch at Wal-Mart and they seem to work just fine.
I'm afraid to tell you that due to lack of space, I keep them in the freezer too.
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: skyler on February 08, 2012, 05:02:27 pm
While my favorite style of glass for most beers is a Becker-style Imperial Pint, I quite like drinking a big strong beer or a Belgian ale out of my vintage Westmalle glass (pictured with one of my first all-grain beers).
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/__0u2jSmRW84/S8AWOilby9I/AAAAAAAAAEk/ajjrc-zvgCI/s1600/Monsignor+d%27Houblon.jpg)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: punatic on February 08, 2012, 07:08:53 pm
(http://www.looneypalace.com/img01/beer-bong-girls45_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: tschmidlin on February 08, 2012, 11:32:58 pm
Awesome.  The glass holder is great too ;)
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: euge on February 08, 2012, 11:45:58 pm
Awesome.  The glass holder is great too ;)

Yay... Beer-bong girl!

What is written on the neck? Looks like it ends in C.M.T. (on the flamingo).
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: sharg54 on February 10, 2012, 10:02:56 pm
22 oz Sam Adams glass for me or just an ordinary pilsner glass works fine. Picked up six for six bucks at the dollar store so if one brakes I don't cry to much... And on a better note, Not sure about the flamingo but the holder is fine...
Title: Re: Your favorite glass
Post by: punatic on February 11, 2012, 10:27:10 am
The flamingo is upside down.  She's drinking from its beak, not its butt.   ;)