How to clean beer glassware

Lipstick, grime, old beer, towel fibers—all things that make delicious beer not so delicious. Soak beer glasses in hot water—skip the soap. (If you feel you must, use a few drops of specialty glassware cleaner like Stem Shine.) Give each glass a thorough hand-washing and a final rinse in fresh hot water, then let dry upside-down on a drying rack or in an open dishwasher—whatever you’ve got that allows air to circulate in and around the glass.

Published January/February 2013