You wouldn’t serve dry-aged steak on a paper plate, or park a Ferrari on the street. The same principles apply to beer and glassware — perhaps even more so. The argument in favor of a tulip or a snifter is that certain styles of beer are better suited to different glass shapes, which stabilize foam and entrap beer aroma in varying ways. According to Zach Mack, co-owner of Alphabet City Beer Company in New York City, glassware is an integral part of the experience, one that helps the drinker fully experience each beer’s flavor. That said, even Mack is casual in his approach. “You probably won’t own every type of beer glass,” he says. “Just figure out what works for you.” In that light, these are the shapes to consider at home.
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