The Ultimate Guide To Better Beer
The following is a collection of rules tips and facts that will enhance your beer drinking experience. Grab a glass, take some notes and be sure to use these “beer rules” responsibly
- Hard Brew
Light colored and light bodied beers are the hardest to brew – you can’t mask any imperfections. Lagers also take 4-6 times to brew than ales.
- Treatment For Lager
Lager is German for “store”. Typically brewers wouldn’t brew in the hot summer months, as yeast wouldn’t ferment. The Germans brewed beer in March and then stored it in cool underground caves for summer. Then in the fall it was ready to drink
- The Bottle vs Can Debate
While the industry standard bottle is the greatest choice (over 95% are returned to the retailer and re-used 15-20 times), the can also offers significant advantages from greater light protection, faster cooling times and easier transportation. Too close to
- Cold Storage
Packaged bear is best stored in a cold, dark place at about five degrees Celsius. Always store beer upright, never lying down. It oxidizes less, thereby ensuring it keeps longer!
- Use A Glass
Never freeze your beer mugs. Frozen glasses will create foaming due to a sheet of ice being formed when the bear is introduced to the glass. Extremely cold glass surfaces will cause beer to foam due to a rapid release of CO2, which leads to a flat beer.
- Don’t Freeze!
Never freeze your beer mugs. Frozen glasses will create foaming due to a sheet of ice being formed when the beer is introduced to the glass. Extremely cold glass surfaces will cause beer to foam due to a rapid release of CO2, which leads to a flat beer
- Pour Prep
Before Pouring rinse your glass in cold water without drying it. This helps remove any detergent residues that could destroy the beer’s foam
- Frothy Frothy Foam
A big, frothy head (foam) on a poured beer helps release aroma and does it over time, making a beer taste better, longer it also takes some of the CO2 sharpness, bite and gas out of your beer for a drinking experience.
- Keep The Sun Out
Too much light, especially direct sunlight, can skunk beer. When enjoying a pint in a glass on the patio, wrap around it to prevent it being struck by direct sunlight. Direct sunlight can skunk bear in under a minute.
- Good Eat
The carbonation (CO2) in beer helps cleanse your palate so your next bite of food will taste as great as the first. Can’t do that with wine