APRIL 5, 2019
Have you ever wondered why we sometimes serve certain beers out of that strange tulip-slash-wine glass?
That, friends, is called a Teku glass. It was originally designed by the Italy-based Baladin Brewery in 2006. More specifically, it was created by its head brewer Teo and an Italian beer expert named Kuaska. In fact, the name “Teku” is a combination of both of their names! Their purpose was to create the perfect vessel from which a variety of beer could be properly enjoyed.
In this, aroma is key. To capture the most of a beer’s aroma, a glass should be smaller at the top than it is at the bottom. The upper lip even curves outward to further accentuate aroma. The lip is thin and imparts a delicate experience to slowly sip beer into your mouth, not guzzle it. The stem is to keep your hand from touching where the beer sits, so that it doesn’t warm up too quickly.
Though most beer styles can be enhanced with a Teku glass, we choose to save that experience for our barrel-aged sour ales. This is so that we can highlight the complex aromas and flavors that go into these special beers. So, the next time you order one of our sour beers make sure to thank Teo and Kuaska for the glass you’re holding!
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