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Stange Glassware

A stange glass is a tall and thin cylinder. These glasses glasses are a German design. Stanges are smaller in volume than a pint glass. Modern ones hold about 200 mL (6.8 fl oz) of beer, and historical ones about 100 mL (3.4 fl oz). This glass is designed to serve Germany's Cologne Kölsch and Weiss beer styles.


"Stange" means stick in German.

Typical Sizes

100 mL (3.4 US fl oz)
200 mL (6.8 US fl oz)


Narrow diameter, straight slope
narrow diameter increases aroma perception
narrow diameter encourages sipping, helpful for light beer styles


Narrow diameter, tall height
tall and narrow body keeps the beer cold, helpful for light beer styles


Narrow diameter, thick glass bottom
narrow diameter provides low stability
thick glass reduces heat transfer from table
thick glass lowers center of gravity for stability


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