Best Bet: Spiegelau’s IPA-Engineered Beer Glass

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Beer glasses have become increasingly fetishized since Cliff Clavin’s era, when dark, light, and amber lagers alike were confined to a one-size-fits-all mug. Take the latest from Spiegelau: a glass engineered specifically for India pale ale ($25 for two at Bloomingdale’s, 1000 Third Ave., at 59th St.; 212-705-2000). Designed with help from the founders of IPA-centric breweries Dogfish Head and Sierra Nevada, the tuliplike mouth guides the beer’s herbal-citrus aroma straight to your nose, while a rippled bottom aerates and froths with every sip. For beer nerds, wine fetishists, and others who prefer to do their drinking in public, check out our annual bars-and-nightlife guide.