So sang Billy Bragg, and no doubt this was because his beer was served in the wrong glass. Would you serve red wine in a champagne flute? [the answer is ‘no’] Would you serve brandy in a whisky tumbler? [the answer is probably not]. But what about beer? would you serve it in granny’s tooth glass? In a specimen jar? In a thimble? [the answer is ‘in a hurry’, but I’ll leave my beer-serving heresy for another post] Yes, my quaffing brethren the glass is everything. Just as the clarity is everything. And the balance is everything. So, think before you drink. Many a valentine’s day has amounted to little more than spilt beer. Too much froth, not enough body.