What are the traditional types of beer glasses?
#110672. Asked by star_gazer. (Nov 11 09 10:34 PM)
If you mean the names for different sizes of glasses in which beer is served, I suspect that there will be many answers! Just within Australia, each state has its own terms.|
"www.australianbeers.com says every state has their own ritual of how to correctly order the right size of beer, and that it constantly changes.
While some country pubs may differ.. the most popular and accepted glass sizes in Melbourne in 2008 are Glass, Schooner, Pot and Pint.
Pony 140ml - 5 ounces
Small Glass 170ml - 6 ounces
Glass 200ml - 7 ounces
Pot 285ml - 10 ounces
Schooner 425ml - 15 ounces
Pint 568ml - 20 ounces"
"It is not really known why there is such a difference between states for the size of beer glasses. It might have something to do with the old 'wars' between states where each state was trying to differentiate itself from the others back in the early days of Australia. Or it simply may be just to make it difficult for people traveling inter-state. The following chart, however, should help you work out what to ask for in each state." (Sorry, I cannot make the chart copy over, but it is located at the link.)
And when you consider how many countries serve beer, the mind boggles!
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