Will a really cool glass make a mediocre beer spectacular? Absolutely not!
However, if you are drinking an IPA out of the wrong glass or worse the bottle, odds are you are not tasting all the great hops that were put into that beverage. If your glass has a nucleation sight (that is a 50¢ term for etching on the bottom that keeps the beer bubbling), the hop aroma is continuously being released to enhance the flavor.
Stouts, served in snifters, generally taste better because they are warmed slightly as you hold it.
The shape of the glass can also highlight the appearance of certain styles. For instance, a stange shows off how perfectly clear a Kolsch should be. Let's face it, we all start drinking with our eyes before we even take the first swallow of our beer, wine, cider or seltzer. There are so many drinks out there that just look so much better in the right vessel.
Why does Evian water look like it tastes so much better and cost so much more than the other brands? Their bottles have a subtle blue tint. That reminds me....do you know what Evian is spelled backwards? Get it? People pay more because it looks thirst quenching.
Although we do not stock the 20+ types of glasses for all the styles we serve, you will notice that your glass will vary depending on the beverage you are drinking.
While shaker pints are easy to stack and store, they don’t always do a great job of allowing your eyes to drink in the beauty of your beverage.