How to properly pour a homebrewed beer into a glass.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
You might think it simple to pour a beer.

You simply open it and pour it into a glass.



Maybe if you're having a Budweiser or some shit.

If you are a first time brewer pouring a home brewed beer, there are some things you might want to have a think about before you go in, worts and all...

pour a cold beer properly

The temperature needs to be COLD: 

The ideal temperature for most beers is between 45-55°F. 

Make sure your beer is at the right temperature before pouring. 

Room temperature is usually always too warm, so chill your beer in the fridge for a few hours before serving. 24 hours is a much more preferable amount of time in the fridge. 

Make sure it is stood upright so the sediment doesn't mix into the beer as it will become cloudy and ruin your drinking experience. 

Your choice of glassware: 

Different types of beer are best served in different types of glasses. 

A common choice for most beers is a pint glass or a wheat beer glass. These glasses allow for a good head and aroma, and have a good balance between volume and surface area. 

This feels right for most first time brewers as it's not like you've brewed a belgian ale and need a tulip shaped glass... or did you, you go getter!

Opening the beer cap: 

Use a bottle opener or a key to gently remove the cap from the bottle. Do not twist or pop the cap off as this can cause foam to overflow and result in the tragic waste of your precious liquid gold. 

To avoid and reduce the risk of overflow, gently release the pressure of the bottle before opening the cap fully.

The subtle art of pouring your beer:

Hold the glass at a 45-degree angle and slowly pour the beer down the side of the glass. Once the glass is about two-thirds full, straighten it and pour the remaining beer directly into the center of the glass. 

This method helps to minimize the amount of foam and creates a better head on the beer. 

Pour the beer smoothly and steadily, without splashing or pouring too quickly, to avoid disturbing the beer and creating excessive foam.

Stopping pouring before the sediment exits the bottle! 

Home-brewed beers may contain sediment at the bottom of the bottle. To avoid having this sediment in your glass, stop pouring the beer before the sediment is disturbed. 

It's also important to store your beer properly standing tall and upright like a happy soldier ensure sediment resides in the bottom of the bottle.

Enjoy your beersies and oh hey, can you grab me one from the fridge please mate?


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