Here’s a Hands on Look at Spiegelau’s IPA glasses. These glasses have a 19 ounce capacity, they are dishwasher safe and they are designed specifically for the enjoyment of IPA style beers.
Front of the boxSide of the box: “In collaboration with two of the leading IPA brewers in the United States, Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head and Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada, Spiegelau has created the new standard for IPA beer glassware. Achieved through a series of design and tasting workshops in which hundreds of possible designs were considered, the brewers ultimately and unanimously chose, by secret vote, one glass – ‘number 6’ – from a final lineup of eight custom-made prototypes. Designed to showcase the complex and alluring aromatic profiles of American “hop-forward” IPA beers, preserve a frothy head, enhance taste and mouthfeel, and present a comfortably wide opening for the drinker to savor each beer, Spiegelau’s latest design is the go-to vessel for enjoying IPA. Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada champion US hop farming. The breweries and donating their portion of the proceeds from this collaboration to benefit advances in hop research.”
Spiegelau logo on the bottom of the glass. When these first came out there was some discussion about where they laser etched nucleation point was at in these glasses. I spoke with Spiegelau reps at NHC in 2014 and was told…. it’s the dot in the center of each glass. This feature aid in slowly releases CO2 bubbles to enhance flavor and aroma.Looking great filled with More Beer’s Pliny the Elder
I’m really happy with these glasses. They feel really well made and I like the way they look. These have been my go to IPA glasses since receiving them.
Ken Grossman and Sam Calagione talking about the developement of Spiegelau’s IPA Glass
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