Yes! Beer belongs in a glass!
I know that may not be a surprise for many of you, but unfortunately there are many people out there that still believe beer is meant to be drunk in bottle/can and that there is not much of a difference. Well, there are actually many reasons to pour a beer in the appropriate beer clean glass.
Beer Clean Glass Day
Today, 25/4/2020, is the Beer Clean Glass day. A day dedicated to the importance of good service standards both at retail and home.
What do we actually mean with “beer clean” glass? Obviously, you should always use a clean glass to drink anything. “Beer clean” glass is described by the Brewers Association as a glass that is “free of any visible soil and marks, free of foam-killing residues (like soap, grease, or fat) and lingering aromatics such as sanitizer.” So, beer glass requires a specific cleaning degree.
As you can see from the picture above by Cicerone Certification Program, a beer clean glass is free of any bubbles clinging on the inside surface of the glass. It also maintain a good head retention of beer foam which will deposit lacing down the glass.
Whatever the beer style, every beer needs a properly cleaned glass in order to elevate the experience of enjoying a craft beer. A dirty glass will definitely affect the appearance of the beer and thus the experience of the beer drinker.
Pour your beer in a glass!
As we said in the beginning, beer belongs in a glass! Firstly, by pouring the beer in a beer clean glass you reveal its colour and clarity. Some carbonation is also released that forms the foam head and reduces the amount of gas that is consumed. But the main reason is about the flavour and aroma. You can easily smell the beer before even taking the first sips, which boosts your sensory experience. Choosing the appropriate glass for each beer style is also important, but is a different topic that we may write about at a later point.
Usually most people don’t have to worry about all these as the staff at your favourite watering hole should take care of it. But during these special times that we all stay home and enjoy our beers alone, it’s good to know how to get the most out of our favourite craft beers.
Raise a beer clean glass and enjoy your beer!!