The well known glassware company presented a glass which is designed especially for IPA beers. In collaboration with two brewers from top American breweries, Mr. Sam Calagione from the Dogfish Head and Mr. Ken Grossman from Sierra Nevada, Spiegelau ended up producing glass Νo. 6, in a total of eight glasses in the final selection. After repeated presentations of various shapes and designs glasses, followed trials in order to reach the final eight. All glasses meet the criteria, they were chosen by secret ballot.
The design as it is logical, has as its purpose to help consumers to enjoy it more. This kind of glass helps consumers to enjoy the complicated aromas of IPA beers, which are known for their strong taste of hops. The particular glass also offers the experience of nice creamy foam and that because of its shape. Finally it boosts the feeling of the beer in the mouth and does not allow any loss of the beer flavor, as a classical Pint type glass would, because of its closed mouth, which although was designed in order to be more easy for the consumers.
The glass, remind us a wine glass without the slim leg. The bottom is fatter and especially designed to prevent slips off the hand and reminds the classic coarsely chopped glass of beer. The base is not just the end of the glass. It takes beer and that’s because it helps the beer to flow just like in a Weiss-glass or a tulip glass, giving us the ability to have more and stronger aromas. The wavy walls create more “brakes” at the beer flow, which add more aromatic characteristics. The glass, as we mentioned before keeps the smells and the tastes, while though its shape gives us the ability to have the foam for more time “alive”. We could also say that the particular glass could be named as the “brother” of the Glencairn whisky tasting glass. It’s a fact that the particular glass finds its target and offers us greater pleasure in our beers.
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