by Bernd Weinmayer

The Beersculpture, completely handmade out of glass


Beer – the malt drink, with its recipe dating back thousands of years, is still loved by people from all social circles. Whether they are used to traditional tastes or something new and experimental. The choice has never been so varied, the ancient taste coming in many visual forms. In order to manage the range of colours, the glass-blowing company Weinmayer has made it its mission to present the beer straight from the tap in a combination of glass and light. The beer passes through a glass spiral inside a tube filled with cold water, and the heat- and acid-resistant borosilicate glass not only lets the beer shine like gold, but also minimizes any problem with germs that occurs with standard tap systems.

The cooling chain is sealed from the beer barrel to just before the tap itself, and the total transparency of the sterile glass allows the bar staff as well as the guests to see inside the hygienic equipment. The old saying, ‘brewed with love, spoiled at the tap’ finally belongs to the past. The prescribed cleaning is child’s play with the glass pipes. Modern colored cleaning liquid can be run through in a few minutes and the cleaning effect can be easily observed. When the tap system is not in use, the glass pipes are covered, reducing energy consumption of the wet cooling system and protecting the beer from UV radiation.


Whether in a fine restaurant, an atmospheric bar or on the road at festivals, the golden light of the beer attracts attention and entices more to be drunk.



The sterile, crystal-clear borosilicate glass DURAN®, with its unparalleled chemical and physical properties, can be easily and simply cleaned, minimizing any problem with germs that standard tap systems have.



Each and every tap pipe is made, checked and packed with precision and passion in Bernd Weimayer’s own workshop in Mariastein.

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