I always use my regular everyday glasses from Walmart. They look like a version of a pilsner glass. Though I do break out fancy stuff every once in a while. Fancy consists of pint glasses that I get from various brewery tours and tastings. Sometimes I use SWMBO's stemless wine glasses when I feel really exotic.
I have been looking for some short brandy snifters for tastings but haven't sourced any that I like so far.
I just stopped by Walmart and found a 1L mug for $2.80. I also have a craft beer glass set from Libbey, and I use the pub glass the most often. Found it at Ross for like $10 I think. And I found a tulip shaped beer glass at BevMo's for like $7 and if I remember right, its about 15.5oz.
I'm pretty snobby about not drinking from the improper glass or, gasp, the bottle lol.
I have over 100 glasses from various breweries. It helps that two of our local bars have "steal the glass" night where they feature a micro brew and have the matching glass you can take home. I'm actually at the point I am out of glassware space. Biggest issue with all the nice glasses, is having to hand wash them. (I have found some do the dishwasher well, and others loose the cool graphics so I don't risk it anymore). I actually don't mind when my "walmart" glasses get dropped, but drop my micro brew glass and your cut off!
And my favorite are prob my Duvel artist ones or my Delerium with the cute pink elephants! Love the shape of them vs a normal pint.
I actually moved my regular drinking glasses out and started using all of the pint glasses "stolen" from various bars. So they're all basic for the most part with a few fancy ones from "pint night" and such.
I've actually only been reading about which beers go with which glass, just for kicks.
I have a massive collection of pint glasses from different breweries, brew supply places, events, etc. I also have some dimpled "pub mugs" from Cheers in Boston.. those are my favorites to drink from... and that is what I will be purchasing for my home pub, all customized and whatnot..
I have two different types of glasses from Dollar Tree,the Stella Artoise chalice that was free,one Cooper's no-knick left,& the Libby's 6 different glasses set from Aldi's for $12.99. love to get three more of the sets from Aldi's. I have a shaker glass & taster size my son brought me from Thirsty Dog over in Akron.
I have quite a collection of brewery glasses. When I go on vacation I like to go to at lest one brewery and I tend to pick up a glass, usually a goblet since those are my favorites. Also the way tastings are done at breweries here in Georgia you get a beer glass each time you go so I have a lot of those. Then there is local craft beer store where I get my hefe glass (weihenstephaner), got a Arsenal Tulip glass for Christmas a few years back, and SWMBO got me a custome snifter/goblet for my birthday this year.
I try to rotate my glasses around and give them all the love they deserve. I think I am going to end up getting a big display case to start putting them in.