23 Ounce Wheat Beer Glass
Use this tall glass to serve your favorite wheat beer. The tall and slender shape of the glass is specifically designed for the proper serving of this type of beer. The shape allows the yeast sediment found in a bottle conditioned wheat beer (Hefeweizen) to collect at the bottom after being poured into the glass. The length of the glass widens towards the top and allows for the development of a thick head. The glass is made in the USA from machine pressed glass making it suitable for commercial use or as a durable everyday piece of glassware for your home bar. It holds 23 ounces of beer and is designed for pouring .5l or 16 ounces of beer with room for a thick head.
Some types of beer can be served within glassware not designed to be paired with the beer - this is NOT the case with wheat beer. Serving a wheat beer in anything but a wheat beer glass will impact the not only the presentation but the experience of drinking the beer. This glass is an absolute MUST HAVE for anyone that enjoys wheat beers. The glass can be used to serve pilsners when a pilsner glass is not available.
- Beer Glass Type: Wheat Beer Glass
- Size: 23 ounces
- Dimensions: About 9 inches high and 3 inches wide at the rim
- Made in the USA
Use to Serve the following types of beer:
- German style wheat beers including;
- Weizenbier or Weissebier
About Wheat Beer or Weissebier
Wheat beer is a category of beer that uses a large proportion of wheat in the recipe (typically 50% or greater of the grain bill). The style originated in Germany and is also popular Belgium. Wheat beer goes by many names in Germany. Some are just regional variations. For instance, in Bavaria (southern Germany) wheat beer is referred as weissbier or simply as weiss (translates to white beer). While in most other parts of Germany, it is called weizen (translated to wheat). Hefeweizen is a type of wheat beer that is unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Kristallweizen (translates to crystal wheat) is wheat beer that has been filtered. Wheat Beer is a lager that is gently hopped (10-15 bitterness IBUs typically). The color depends mainly on the style of wheat beer (can range from straw light to dark amber).
In the USA, it not uncommon for a bartender to garnish a wheat beer is a slice of lemon. This is not a traditional German server method and should you ask for such in Germany will get you sideway looks. How and why the garnish found its way on to a glass of wheat beer in the USA is unusual as the acid from the citrus will impact head development and retention.
- Size: 0.50 Liter or 16 ounces
- Dimensions: 5-1/4 inches high