Against the grain: Waterford launch new beer glass range

Image of 4 beer glass
Pictured from left: White Sow Oatmeal Chocolate Milk Stout, €2.79 for 33cl, by The White Hag; Killany Red Irish Ale, €3.50 for 50cl, by Brehon Brewhouse; Bran & Sceolan Irish IPA, €3 for 33cl, by The White Hag; Fionnabhair Irish Wit Beer, €2.69 for 33cl, by The White Hag. The ‘Lismore’ pint glass, craft beer glass and Pilsner glass, £50 each; beer mug, £70, all by Waterford
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For the second in our sybaritic series for the refined imbiber, we turn from grape to grain. As fate would have it, Irish crystal specialist Waterford has just released a series of four beer vessels, offering an elegant alternative to a pub glass. Featuring the company’s iconic Lismore diamond pattern, the range includes Pilsner and pint glasses, a goblet and a beer mug, all combining familiar shapes with luxurious execution.

To celebrate the company’s Irish heritage and its elegant foray into the beer world, we paired its glasses with some fine local beers.

As originally featured in the January 2016 issue of Wallpaper* (W*202)

For more information, visit Waterford’s website

Rosa Bertoli was born in Udine, Italy, and now lives in London. Since 2014, she has been the Design Editor of Wallpaper*, where she oversees design content for the print and online editions, as well as special editorial projects. Through her role at Wallpaper*, she has written extensively about all areas of design. Rosa has been speaker and moderator for various design talks and conferences including London Craft Week, Maison & Objet, The Italian Cultural Institute (London), Clippings, Zaha Hadid Design, Kartell and Frieze Art Fair. Rosa has been on judging panels for the Chart Architecture Award, the Dutch Design Awards and the DesignGuild Marks. She has written for numerous English and Italian language publications, and worked as a content and communication consultant for fashion and design brands.