Spiegelau, one of the oldest glassmakers in the world dating back to 1521, will be hosting a tasting this weekend in Leeds for EBBC in addition to this summer in Indianapolis.
Glassware is just as important as the quality of the beer when enjoying your favorite brew. Whether you are a budding beer guru or seasoned aficionado, Spiegelau’s Beer Classics collection is essential for a future filled with premium imports and craft or micro-brewed styles.
The glasses are designed in four distinct beer glass shapes (Tall Pilsner, Lager, Stemmed Pilsner and Wheat) that support the characteristics of specific beer styles. Each beer-specific glass shape supports the beer in releasing its full spectrum of flavors and aromas, delivering them directly to the nose and mouth. Additionally, the glasses are especially thin blown, and have a thin rim that lifts the perception of mouth feel and taste.
- Spiegelau’s Tall Pilsner Glass – Its slender shape enhances hops aroma and bitterness, making it ideal for Bohemian and German style Pilsners. The Tall Pilsner Glass is visually the best to elegantly showcase the light golden color and aromatics of these brews.
- Spiegelau’s Lager Glass – The shape of this glass aids in showcasing the aromatics, color, clarity and carbonation of good lagers. Lager beer is one of the most common beers, making this glass style one of the most often used beer vessels.
- Spiegelau’s Stemmed Pilsner Glass – The open mouth of Spiegelau’s Stemmed Pilsner Glass displays intense flavors, while the subtle lip captures the head and enhances the aromas, making this glass ideal for especially aromatic beers.
- Spiegelau’s Wheat Beer Glass – Spiegelau’s Wheat Beer Glass stands at an impressive height to allow for the high carbonation and thick frothy head often associated with this type of beer, while the slightly bowed shape and narrower top focuses the yeasty, fruity, phenol aromas of traditional wheat beers.
Each blogger will walk away from the tasting with a Beer Classics Connoisseur Set, including one of each glass style within the collection. The tasting session in Leeds will feature beers from UK breweries Camden Town Brewery and Ilkley Brewery, while the Indianapolis group will enjoy Brooklyn Brewery, along with valuable information on enjoying the perfect pint from Matt Rutkowski and Brooklyn Brewery Brewmaster Garrett Oliver. In the meantime, follow them on Twitter @SpiegelauUSA or @SpiegelauUK and let us know about your previous experiences with Spiegelau and pouring the perfect glass of beer.