Any drink requires a respectful attitude - at present, true connoisseurs and gourmets have developed a whole system for the proper use of cognac, and the tea ceremony has generally become a national treasure of Japan and China. The well-known drink made from barley and m alt with lush foam also has its own characteristics of use. So, for example, glasses for beer can be of the most diverse shape and volume, which is primarily due to the varieties of this drink.
How to drink beer correctly?
True connoisseurs and gourmets know that the true taste of a foamy drink in all its glory is revealed only when it is served in the right bowl. Today, beer glasses are presented in a wide variety. Classical and creative forms, various volumes, as well as the material from which the glasses are made - all this has its own characteristics and was invented for a reason. For example, Biter el De Rank beer from Belgium is served exclusively in a large glass, which is shaped like a wine glass. That's just the volume of it is not wine at all - 0.65 liters.
Today, manufacturers offer amazingbeer glasses: made of leather, glass and ceramics, metal and stone, clay and wood, in the form of geometric and abstract shapes and even themed beer glasses that can serve as a great gift idea. Of course, such a variety of dishes has its own historical background.
History of the glass
The very first beer glasses were stone vessels used by the Sumerians about 7 thousand years ago BC. It was from that time that beer began to be popular among many nationalities, but the ideas about the dishes suitable for it were different.
So, for example, in ancient Russia, beer glasses were exclusively wooden - it was believed among the people that in earthenware the drink heats up faster and retains its taste much worse. But in Germany, glasses for a foamy drink were made exclusively of tin, while they were equipped with special levers and lids. Beer gourmets from France came to the conclusion that the thin glass of a glass can emphasize the piquant taste of this drink, but in the Czech Republic it was quite the opposite - beer was served in glasses made of especially thick glass. In Belgium, a country with its own beer history, the foamy drink is treated with special reverence: it is served in special glasses that are shaped like cognac.
Beer drinking culture
As it has already become clear, in different countries they treat beer accordingly. However, at present, breweries and factories produce this drink, depending onnational preferences and culture, and the recipes and taste qualities themselves determined the features of glasses that can fully convey the taste and aroma.
The material from which a beer glass is made can affect the taste of the drink - this is obvious. The foam that forms as a result of pouring beer into glasses gives volatile compounds, and these, in turn, form the characteristic beer aroma. Thus, the shape of the glass has a direct influence on the formation of the head and the aroma of the drink. Due to the fact that different types of beer form a specific foam, it is logical to assume that the appropriate glass should be used for each type of drink.
A set of beer glasses will allow you to fully enjoy the variety and aroma of different varieties of this drink.
Typology of glasses
So, today there are a fairly large number of glasses, the most common of which are:
- Fugère - somewhat similar to its counterpart for champagne, but differs in a shorter stem. Yes, some beers are worth bubbling and enjoying the exquisite taste of a lager drink.
- A goblet or chalice is a true work of art. Fragile goblets are bordered with gold or silver paint, and thick-walled chalices are decorated with curly legs.
- Classic mug comes in different shapes and sizes. Distinctive featurethick-walled mugs is an opportunity to clink glasses in a friendly company.
- Glasses designed for light beer. The wedge shape of the glass, thin glass, narrow bottom and wider top all contribute to flavor enhancement and foam retention.
A different type of glass is recommended for each type of beer. So, for example, the average German in a bar has at least 3-4 types of glasses: one for classic wheat beer, several "tulips", several glasses for exclusive varieties and a couple of glasses for dark varieties.
How to collect an original collection of dishes for a foamy drink at home? It's very simple - you can ask friends to give beer glasses as a gift for a birthday or buy them yourself in specialized stores or at exhibitions.
Besides, don't forget about the famous Octoberfest festival – a real beer fan should visit this event at least once, where you can also buy a solid collection of beer glasses.