Good beer glasses can be tough to find. I have tried several different types of beer glasses, but only two stand out as my favorites. According to people on the Internet, certain beers are better in specific glasses. Unfortunately, I don’t judge my beer glasses by that criteria. I judge by beer glasses look, feel, and volume. While typically pint glasses are the gold standard, they can be kind of boring. While you can add your logo and make them unique, as a glass, they are lacking. Now don’t get me wrong, I have a cabinet full of regular pint glasses. It is not like they will let you down; I just like something a little more.

Traditional black and white beer stein.

One of the coolest looking beer glasses of all time and for all time is beer steins. Beer steins can be stoneware or other materials and can have ornate designs and a hinged, pewter lid. Allegedly the top appeared during the Black Plague to prevent the spread of disease, but historians dispute this. I will choose to believe it anyway because it makes for a good story. A few beer steins are waiting for me at my parent’s house. I should pick those up and add them to my collection!

dimpled pint glass

While awesome looking, steins are not my favorite beer glass, that honor falls to the straightforward, dimpled pint glass. Dimpled pint glasses are easy to grip, and they also resemble an old school grenade. Allegedly they almost completely disappeared, but they have been making a comeback, and for that, I am grateful. If you don’t have one, I would suggest adding one to your collection; you will thank me later. If you want a good beer to go with your new glass, check out our beer page.

Posted by:Tyler

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