We're far more interested in what's inside our beer glassware than its design, but that hasn't stopped us from filling up our cabinets with all manner of serving vessels for our favorite libations. In many cases, glassware has developed in tandem with beer styles and drinking particular beers gains an added dimension when you drink the right beer out of the right glass. Though some glass designs have developed only to achieve a certain visual aesthetic there's usually more to the story. Most glassware features specific traits that highlight the unique characteristics of the beer style they were meant to hold.
Beer mugs are often available in half liter sizes, but we believe that misses the point. Go for the liter size unless you're drinking something particularly strong. Anyone that's ever visited Munich will be familiar with these behemoths. The appeal is straightforward. Their giant liter capacity might test the strength of waiters, but they handle more beer at a time than just about anything short of a bucket. The massively thick glass allows for a table full of drinkers to bring their glasses together with enthusiasm when toasting as well. Experienced drinkers opt to snake their hand inside the handle for added control.
What it's best for: Large quantities of German beers. Due to the large volume we recommend sticking to Helles or Dunkel so that you can keep the party going for a longer time.
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