An Italian brewer decided that the craft beer community needed a beer glass like the ISO wine glass that could be universally favorable to all styles of beer in official tastings. It may not be the best for every style individually, but it would be the best across the board. Teo Musso, the Italian brewer, called in a sensory expert named Kuaska,( TE + KU first two letters of both of their names) and they designed a glass that would be universally favorable to all styles of beer. It was released in 2006. Since it was designed by an Italian it is huge in Italian breweries and beer bars and is just taking roots here in the states.
I am in love with my glasses. They look great; classy but manly at the same time. Their stems are stronger than most wine glasses that we have and feel sturdier. This makes me happy because I don't feel like I am going to break it every time I grab it by the stem. The stem design makes it so the heat from your hand doesn't affect your brew, which allows you to keep your brew at the serving temperature longer. Most of us really don’t care about this… hell, I really don’t care about it, but for some higher ABV beers that you sit and sip on this can really help out. The shape of the bowl is similar to a snifter glass. It opens up allowing the aroma to pour out into your nose as the brew pours out into your mouth. This helps all your senses enjoy your brew at the same time.
All in, I love this glass. It’s functional and looks awesome. The Three Floyds logo totally seals the deal. Go grab a pair and see if you dig it as much as I do.