Rosendahl Cafe Glass
It’s not just about taste. Take time to admire beer’s beautiful color and foam by serving it in the right glass. This classic shape, long used by pubs, is the Café Glass from the Grand Cru Collection by Rosendahl.




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March 2005

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Beer

Classy Glasses For Classy Brews

For Beer Drinkers, An Investment in Glasses Pays Off


Does beer taste better in a beautiful glass? 

Without doubt, beautiful glassware enhances any quaffing experience. If you regularly enjoy fine beers and have been pouring them into verres ordinaires, consider purchasing a classic glass to add glamour to your lager.

But where to begin?  As you can see in the photos below, there are choices to be made. Read our “lifestyle guide” under each type of glass and let your personal style point you to the easy choice.  And if it isn’t easy—there certainly is no wrong choice.

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S T Y L E 
pilsner Spielgelau  pilsner

Is your style classic?
The tapered pilsner glass is the traditional choice of patrician Continentals. Like a champagne flute, it enables the beer to release its flavor more slowly.  It’s also comfortable to hold.

Are you forward-thinking, grounded in tradition?
This modern variation of the pilsner

has a tapered “waist.” Tall and

graceful, the pilsner is the most

visually arresting of the beer

glasses.  This crystal pilsner is by


stem pint

Do you set an elegant table?

Drink beer from deep-bowl stemware that doubles as water glasses. These crystal stems are by Schott Zwiesel.

Are you “one of the guys” (or gals)? Do you want everyone to know your name?
For that “back in the pub” feeling, drink your beer from a traditional pint glass. These are available at
 P O U R   A N D
bormioli stein Riedel
Are you young at heart?
The stein, or mug, is an early association for many beer lovers. Who got through college without acquiring at least a few of the ceramic and pewter variety? These lovely glass mugs are from Bormioli, available at
Are you a connoisseur?
Riedel, crafters of fine stemware engineered to bring out the individual qualities of each specific varietal wine, have crafted this glass specifically for beer. The deep bowl and short stem allow a proper head to form. Available at


Whatever your style, whichever you can’t loose.


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