One of the oldest glassmakers of the world, Amberg, Germany-based Spiegelau will be releasing the first IPA-specific beer glass April 2013. A collaboration between Spiegelau, Dogfish Head, and Sierra Nevada, the glass was formulated through extensive taste testing, designs, and re-designs to create a product that captures IPA flavor notes and aromas. According to the company, beer performs better and quite simply tastes better (colder, fizzier, and with more pronounced aromatics) in the proper glassware. Just like with wine, various shapes will complement a brew. As we draw near the weekend and begin to crave a cold one, Dwell sits down with Matt Rutkowski, Vice President of Spiegelau to learn more.
February 7, 2013