How To Choose The Right Glass For Your Beer

best glass for beer chalice gobletGoblet or Chalice: They’re big, bowl-shaped, and perfect for downing thick, malty beer. (A goblet is a thinner, longer-stemmed version of the chalice.) Both have wide-mouth openings ideal for chugging Belgian IPA, Quad, Tripel, and Dubbel-style brews after you slay a dragon or crash a Harry Potter theme party.

Beers: Stone Cali-Belgique, Piraat Ale, Wild Devil, De Ranke XX Bitter,Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

Pictured: Classic 16.25-Oz. Goblet Glass ($17.50 for a set of 4)

best glass for beer mugMug or Stein: These hold a lot of volume, so consume your Belgian IPA, Weizenbock, or Dunkelweizen at a healthy pace to avoid warm beer. Mugs are thick, sometimes dimpled, and fun as hell to cheers since they won’t shatter in your hand. Steins are more ornate, have a lid, and are usually made from ceramics, earthenware, or stoneware.

Beers: Fat Tire Amber Ale, Yuengling, Brooklyn Lager, Killian’s Irish Red, Black & Tans

Pictured: Happy Hour Brittania Mug ($14 @

best glass for ber tulipTulip glass: Similar to a flute glass but with a thicker stem, the tulip has a flared mouth that makes for nice head formation while the bulbous body helps enhance volatiles (stuff in beer that creates its aroma). Tulips are most compatible with American Wild Ales, Belgian IPAs, and Belgian Pale Ales.

Beers: Dogfish Head 90 Minute Imperial IPA, Stone Ruination IPA, Hop Wallop, 120 Minute IPA, Hop Stoopid

Pictured: 16.6-Ounce Clear Belgian Ale Glass Set ($20 for 4 @