A Guide to Draught
Here at Micro Matic, we tend to focus on the technical details of beer: cooling systems, keg couplers, beer lines, etc. All of these things are critical for getting top-quality, great-tasting beer from the keg to the glass...but sometimes, we need to focus on the actual glass! Here’s a quick and handy guide to bar glassware for all the different types of beer that you’re likely to serve.
The Pint Glass
This classic glass, also called a tumbler, is the most frequently used of all beer glasses. It is appropriate for almost all varieties of beer, and it’s used in pretty much every beer-serving venue around the world.
The Pilsner Glass
Tall, slim, and trumpet-shaped, a pilsner glass is designed to highlight the color and carbonation for which pilsners are known.
The Weizen Glass
These tall glasses are designed to show off the beautiful color and aroma of wheat beers and allow enough space for the foamy head.
These stemmed glasses with wide rims are most appropriate to Trappist beers and beers of similar quality. They maintain the beer head and show off the sparkle of the brew.
These classic glasses have handles perfect for raising your glass. They’re generally used for ales and stouts, as well as Oktoberfest beers.
Though this list is by no means exhaustive, it’s a great beginning for choosing the perfect glassware for your beers on tap! And don’t underrate the importance of “brewery clean” glassware.
Raise a Glass to Draft Beer Sales!
For over 60 years, Micro Matic has been recognized as one of the world’s leading suppliers of draft beer equipment. Specializing in keg-to-glass technology, we offer a total solution for meeting your draft beer equipment needs. Our dedication to customer service is supported by four regional sales and distribution centers, the Micro Matic Dispense Institute for training and education, and a Certified Installer Network for draft beer installations. Want to speak with a “perfect pour” expert? Contact Micro Matic today.