6. They’re usually just marketing tools
Just like that ill-fitting brewery T-shirt you insist on wearing on dates, over-the-top tap handles, or gaudy coasters, shaker pints are more often than not a last-ditch effort to get a logo in front of your face. Bars readily accept them from distributors because -- surprise -- free glassware is cheaper than not-free glassware. And while some breweries go to great lengths to provide proper drinking vessels to bars, most go the cheap route.
7. Proper glassware saves you money
On top of alcohol content concerns, part of the beauty of using a tulip or snifter is that it drastically reduces the cost of the pour. Bartenders and beer drinkers alike are a lot more comfortable with $7 tulips than they are with $12 pints. Your credit card statement will thank you.
Zach Mack is Thrillist's contributing beer writer, the owner of Alphabet City Beer Co. in NYC, and absolutely nothing else. Follow him: @zmack.