Which Beer Goes in Which Glass?
Oftentimes, the shape of your specific beer glass corresponds with the area in which the beer originated: imperial pints for British pubs, tulips from Belgium, willowy glasses for German bier. Though it's not imperative to pair the two together, it does promote your enjoyment during happy hour. However, it's always important to keep your goblet spic-and-span, and, of course, pour the beer correctly.
'Beer should be put into a glass for two reasons,' says Charlie Bamforth, professor of Malting and Brewing Sciences at the University of California, Davis. 'One is, if you drink the beer straight out of the bottle or a can, you don't get the full appreciation of flavor because most of the flavor of beer is detected through the nose. By dangling your nostrils in the beer -- in the headspace above the beer -- you actually get a full appreciation of the aroma. The second reason you want to pour it in a glass is so that you can admire the foam, and the appearance of the product.'
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