This piece originally appeared on VinePair.
As anti-snobs, we’ll be the first to tell you that there’s no need to purchase ultra-specific glassware in order to enjoy a drink. For instance, as long as you have a good set of wine glasses, you don’t have to buy Bordeaux glasses and white wine glasses (though if you want to, go for it!). However, there is a certain science to glassware that makes some booze vessels preferable to others. The famed pint glass, however, is not one of these.
You’ve probably drank beer from a pint glass before. In case you’re unfamiliar, it’s a long, tall, straight glass. Many a bar will serve up your beer in a pint glass. That’s what beer is supposed to be served in, right? Well, maybe not. The pint glass is actually a shaker pint, often used in conjunction with a metal shaker to create cocktails. However, the shaker pint isn’t great for beer. Here’s why.