Beer Glasses and Mugs

There are so many shapes and sizes of beer glasses and beer mugs.  Why do they even matter?  Aroma is the key factor here as the shape of the glass can greatly affect the release of the volatile molecules that create aroma. According to several studies, aroma makes up 80% of what people actually describe as flavor!


Understanding the function that each shape of beer glasses provides will help you get more aroma and taste out of your beer.  Who doesn’t want a better tasting beer? With this knowledge you’ll be able to choose the right type of glass for any beer.  You’ll also understand why your beer is being served in that peculiar shaped glass.  So let’s dive into the various shapes of beer glassware to see their function.