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Beer glassware

Pulished on Oct. 16, 2018


  Beer glassware comprises the drinking vessels made of glass designed or commonly used for drinking beer.

  1. Pilsner glass

  A pilsner glass is used for many types of light beers, including pale lager or pilsner. Pilsner glasses are generally smaller than a pint glass, usually in 200 ml, 250 ml, 300 ml, 330 ml or 400 ml sizes (in Europe 500ml ones are not rare). They are tall, slender and tapered. The slender glass will reveal thecolour, and carbonation of the beer,and the broad top will help maintain a beer head.

  International styles

  Pilsner glass (standard)

  Pilsner glass (footed)

  Pilsner glass (exaggerated)


  Pint glass

  A pint glass is a drinking vessel made to hold either a British ("imperial") pint of 20 imperial fluid ounces (568 mL) or an American pint of 16 U.S. fluid ounces (470 mL). These glasses are used predominantly to serve beer.

  "Conical" pint glass :are shaped, as the name suggests, as an inverted truncated cone around 6 inches (15 cm) tall and tapering by about 1 inch (25 mm) in diameter over its height. Also known as "sleevers".

  "Nonic" pint glass: The nonic, a variation on the conical design, where the glass bulges out a couple of inches from the top; this is partly for improved grip, partly to prevent the glasses from sticking together when stacked, and partly to give strength and stop the rim from becoming chipped or "nicked".The term "nonic" derives from from "no nick".


  Beer stein

  Beer stein (

  /ˈstaɪn/ US dict: stīn), or simply stein, is an English neologism for either traditional beer mugs made out of stoneware, or specifically ornamental beer mugs that are usually sold as souvenirsor collectibles. Such Steins may be made out of stoneware (rarely the inferior earthenware), pewter,porcelain, or even silver, wood or crystal glass; they may have open tops or hinged pewter lids with a thumb-lever. Steins usually come in sizes of a half litre or a full litre (or comparable historic sizes). Like decorative tankards, they are often decorated in a nostalgic manner, but with allusions to Germany orBavaria. It is believed by some that the lid was implemented during the age of the Black Plague, to prevent diseased fleas from getting into the beer.

  Germany Beer Stain


  New Zealand beer glasses

  Handle – 425mL New Zealand beer glass

  Jug – 750–1000mL served at pubs in New Zealand

  Australian beer glasses

  Middy – 285mL (10 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass (New South Wales)

  Pot – 285mL (10 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass (Queensland & Victoria)

  Schooner – 425mL (15 fl. oz.) Australian beer glass, 285 mL (10 fl. oz.) in South Australia