Your Treasure Coast Guide to World's most popular beverage, behind water and tea.
There is no doubt about it, beer is always best served fresh. Equally as important to the taste as freshness, is how beer is stored.
Click the link below to watch a pretty cool video on how to pour a beer properly, why it is important and how it affects your body when you don't.
Technique, Temperature and Taste are the three key elements when being served or serving a beer. However, it all starts with a beer clean glass. As a beer enthusiast, before you take your first sip of beer look for the tiny bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. This is normal and good. On the other hand, if you see large bubbles sticking to the sides of the glass from the top to bottom, this is not a good thing. This is a sure sign that the glass has not been poured properly. After a few sips as the beer level goes down, a lacy ring should remain on the glass. This is a clean glass.
Technique is all about the pour. For a draft beer, the glass should be at a 45-degree angle so the beer can flow down the side until it hits the middle of the glass, then tilted straight up.
Temperature the beer indicates if it has been stored properly or not. Cold beer of course indicates that it has been stored properly. It is far better to be served a beer that you consider too cold by preference and let it warm up than be served a warm beer that has no chance of recovery.
Taste is relative to the drinker, as we all have different taste preferences. There are a few key elements that will guide you as a true connoisseur of beer though.
If everything looks good and tastes good, then cheers! Have another!