The challenge was to push the boundaries of glassware in order to keep up with the New World of craft beers and steady improvement of these beers. This required a very specific glass to showcase and highlight the special qualities presented in a range of types and styles. These beers called for a shape which could translate a beer’s message in a perfect way. Teo Musso, founder of Baladin Brewery in Torino, Italy, collaborated with Italian sensory analysis expert Kuaska (Lorenzo Dabove) to create a glass they called the TeKu (its name an amalgamation of the names ‘Teo’ and ‘Kuaska’). Musso recognized the complex role that size and shape play in conveying the message of a fine beer, and his goal in creating the TeKu was to come up with an industry standard glass that could be used for the sensory analysis of craft beers, inspired by the ISO glass used to conduct the sensory evaluation of wine. Musso made a range of prototypes and had Kuaska evaluate them all. The resulting glass is an elegant, functional instrument conceived to exalt the taste of a fine beer, engineered by Rastal, legendary German glassmakers. It is the first universal beer glass that allows every type of beer to be tasted to perfection. The foam created by pouring a beer acts as a net for many of the volatiles, compounds that evaporate from beer to create its aroma. The TeKu promotes optimal head retention by trapping of aromatics. Its size allows for headspace, while the open bowl induces and supports large foamy heads. Enjoyment of the beer simply becomes a better, more complete, experience. The radical shape enhances the aromas and tastes and is a valuable companion for brewers, beer tasters, or simply beer lovers. Offered in a Gift Box Set of 2. Includes TeKu Owner’s Manual and Beer-Tasting Guide. (Beware of imitations. Look for the raised TEKU letters embossed in the glass base).
Elegant, functional beer glass, designed by Italian beer experts, engineered by legendary German glassmakers
Radical curvature is perfect for tasting craft beers, with balanced feel and pleasing aesthetics
Functional instrument, inspired by the ISO glass used to conduct the sensory evaluation of wine
TeKu shape enhances the aromas and tastes; allows every type of beer to be tasted to perfection
Capacity: 0.3 liter or 10 ounces; Dimensions: 7.75 inches high; Gift Box includes TeKu Owner’s Manual