Storage, Serving & Glasses

You Should Be Drinking Your Beer From a Glass and Here’s Why

Want to enhance your beer drinking experience? Pour your beer into a glass! If you’re not convinced, here are three reasons why you should be drinking craft beer from a glass.

You Should Be Drinking Your Beer From a Glass and Here’s Why

Are you the type of person who reaches for a cold bottle or can of locally crafted beer, cracks it open, and immediately starts drinking? If we’re being honest here…I used to be that person too. This was until I learned the benefits of drinking beer from a glass!

Not sure why you should be pouring your beer into a glass before you take a swig? Continue reading to find out!

 

3 Reasons Why You Should Drink Beer from a Glass instead of a Bottle or Can

 

1. You learn more about your beer.

Pouring your beer into a glass can actually tell you a lot about the beer you’re choosing to drink. The colour of your beer (which you can’t always see when it’s trapped in a bottle or can) can indicate the sweetness and maltiness of your beer. The texture and thickness of the “head” will give you an idea of the mouthfeel of your beer.


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2. You’ll receive the full flavour of your beer through its aroma.

Believe it or not, more than 70% of taste comes from our sense of smell (which is why when you have a cold, everything tastes like rubber).

As you pour your beer into a beer glass, the carbonation creates a foamy head made up of tiny bubbles. Every time one of those tiny bubbles “pops,” they release tiny bursts of aroma. When you bring the beer glass up to your mouth, you’re actually inhaling the aromas as you’re drinking the beer! So basically, it mixes the smell of the beer with the taste of beer on your tongue. Which is what makes beer taste so much better in a glass than in a can or bottle.

Beer foam is your friend! When you drink from a beer can or bottle, you’re missing out on the full flavour experience!


Does the shape of your beer glass really matter? Try this at-home experiment to find out!

 

3. Reduce “beer bloat” by pouring your beer into a glass

If you’re one of those people that gets stomach bloating after taking back a few, try pouring your beer into a glass. Trust us, it’ll save you some insane beer gas during your date. And if you’re wondering why beer makes you gassy, we have the answer for that, too.

But enough about beer farts– here’s why the carbonation in beer doesn’t affect you as much when it’s in a glass:

Max Bakker, a Master Cicerone and Anheuser-Busch InBev Educator, explains that pouring beer into a glass actually breaks up some of the CO2 in your beer and makes it easier on your stomach. Watch this video by Business Insider to learn the correct way to pour your beer to reduce beer bloating in your stomach:

 

Still not convinced that pouring your beer into a glass will give you a better drinking experience? Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!

 

Now that you’re pouring your beer into a glass, check out these links to learn more about you’re favourite drink:

What is the Difference Between Ales, Lagers, and Hybrids?
10 Beer Names You Might Be Saying Wrong
The 3 Need-To-Know Beer Acronyms
Why Does My Beer Taste Metallic-y?

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