Not all glassware shares the same purpose when it comes to serving beer. You could effectively serve your beer in plastic red cups or even leave it in the bottle.
So why are so many variations of glassware on hand at your favorite craft brewery or pub?
Glassware in addition to national traditions is designed to show off the color of a beer, maintain the head of a bear, and provide a pleasing aroma from the contents.
Differing glass designs highlight specific aromas for corresponding beer profiles. They also capture the head of a beer differently and even change the rate carbon dioxide is released.
Imagine aromatic steaks are served to the table next to yours. The food smells so amazing your appetite is immediately aroused. You may even become a little impatient looking for someone to take your order!
How a beer looks and smells is paramount when knocking back your cold one. To get the most refreshing experience from your brew, the serving vessel is an important factor.