Spiegelau X Rogue Ales X Left Hand Brewing: Stout Glass

By  April 07, 2014

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It’s National Beer Day and hundreds of thousands of people are enjoying their favorite brew in honor of the holiday. The problem is, they’re probably drinking out of the wrong glass. I know, I know, it probably sounds like I’m being a beer snob but the shape and style of your glassware plays a big role in the aroma and overall taste of your beer.

Luckily, Spiegelau knows a lot about glassmaking and the way it impacts a pint of beer. The company started to create revolutionary beer style-specific glassware like the IPA glass last year in a special partnership with Dogfish Head Brewing and Sierra Nevada. This year it has teamed up with Rogue Ales and Left Hand Brewing to create the ultimate vessel for stout.

After a yearlong series of design work and hundreds of shapes the brewers and tasters agreed upon ‘Prototype C’, which consisted of eight custom-made Spiegelau shapes. The precision is impressive as even a millimeter in height or a slight change in capacity or angle can change the taste entirely.

Do yourself a favor and try the stout glasses out. The IPA glass was an eye opener and it’s no surprise considering Sierra Nevada and Dogfish had a say in its creation. With Rogue and Left Hand behind this edition (two masters of stout) I expect the same level of craftsmanship and quality. You can purchase Spiegelau’s Stout Glass through and retailers nationwide. Branded versions with brewery logos are available through and, respectively.  - $24.90