How much is a tall beer?

Answered by Jesse Garza

As an expert sommelier and brewer, I can provide you with a detailed answer to the question: How much is a tall ?

When it comes to beer, the term “tall” is not a standard measurement or serving size. It is more commonly used in casual settings or colloquial language, often referring to a larger amount of beer compared to a standard serving. However, in the context of serving sizes, a “tall” beer is typically around 20-22 ounces.

In many bars and restaurants, you will find different glassware options for serving beer, and the choice of glass will often depend on the style and sometimes the strength of the beer. While a pint glass is a common choice for serving beer, especially in casual establishments, better beer bars and restaurants may opt for more appropriate glassware based on the style of the beer being served.

For example, certain beer styles such as Belgian ales or wheat beers are often served in tulip-shaped to enhance the aroma and showcase the beer's appearance. Stronger, high- beers like barleywines or imperial stouts may be served in smaller glasses, such as snifters, to encourage slower consumption and appreciation of the complex flavors.

It's important to note that the exact pour size of a “tall” beer can vary depending on the establishment and the specific beer being served. Some places may serve a standard pint (16 ounces) as their “tall” option, while others may offer a larger pour of 20-22 ounces.

Personal experiences can vary greatly when it comes to tall beers. In my own experience, I have come across bars and breweries that offer various pour sizes for their tall beers. Some places even have specific glassware for their “tall” option, which is larger than their standard serving size. This can be a great option if you're looking to enjoy a bit more beer in one sitting or if you want to share a larger pour with friends.

To summarize, a “tall” beer typically refers to a larger serving size than a standard pint, ranging from around 20-22 ounces. However, it's important to remember that the exact pour size can vary depending on the establishment and the specific beer being served. Glassware choices may also differ based on the style and strength of the beer. So, next time you're at a bar or restaurant, don't hesitate to ask about the size options for their “tall” beers and explore the diverse range of glassware and pour sizes available.