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e glass is serious business. To get the full beer-drinking experience, it's best to use the correct glass and let your nose and eyes be your guides. Engaging your sense of smell and sight adds to the experience through flavor, color, clarity, bubbles and foam. e actual shape of the glass dictates taste, aroma, the height and shape of the foam head, and even the temperature. I have compiled a list of 12 beer glass types that will make a great addition to any home bar. SiG MT 20 e American pint is an all-purpose run of the mill beer glass, especially when it comes to beer on tap. e versatile glass complements most types of beer, from ales and stouts to IPAs and lagers. It holds 16 ounces and is tapered with straight sides— creating a simple yet cylindrical glass that's wide at the top and narrows to the bottom. Beer Types: Anything goes, except for Belgian ales and pilsners, or any type of cra beer associated with a specific glass. From Bottle to Glass Experiencing Hops with More Clarity WHY THE GLASS? So, you decided to step up your game and transition from beer bottles to glasses. Maybe the move is to impress the ladies, or maybe it's to experience color, aroma and taste from a more sophisticated platform. Whatever the motivation, a general rule of thumb should be followed before serving up your favorite hops; know the vessel for each beer style. Just as you would never serve champagne in a wine glass, you would never serve a pilsner in a snier. is is one of the taller glasses primarily designed for Pilsner beers but is also compatible with lighter beers such as lagers and blonde ales and generally holds 12 to 14 oz. of cra beer. It's height and slender and tapered shape is meant to showcase a beer's golden hue, clarity, carbonation and bubbles. Much like a champagne glass, the narrow base lets bubbles rise to the top, while the wide mouth allows for a foamy head that brings out the beer's true flavors and aromas. Beer Types: Pilsners, American lager, Blonde ale, Bock, Whitbier, Japanese Rice Lager and Vienna. THE PINT THE PILSNER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TEXT BY MARK BAUNE BEER MAN GREAT FALLS HELENA HAVRE The Beverage Company Please Drink Responsibly. Hard Seltzer with Flavors. ©2020 Copyright and Registered Trademark used under license by White Claw Seltzer Works, Chicago, IL 60661. Full nutrition information may be found at www.whiteclaw.com

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