As everyone knows, craft beers have specific characteristics: they are not pasteurized and filtered, which is why they have a cloudy appearance, due to the yeasts that remain circulating inside the bottle and can be noticed at the bottom. This means that in order to be drunk in the best way, fully appreciating its taste, the beer must be poured properly.
But what then is the correct method?
Before pouring the beer, attention should be paid to the temperature of the bottle. Not everyone knows that every beer has a specific temperature at which it should be served, indicated on the bottle label, and that this greatly affects the flavor of the beer itself.
Another very important aspect, but one that is often overlooked, is that of the glass. There are different types, each suitable for a specific beer; however, all must be made of glass. Four categories of beer glasses can be distinguished: the chalice (best suited to best appreciate the aromas of a craft beer), the cup (perfect for tasting a full-bodied beer), the pint (typical of England but not particularly suitable for a full tasting of a craft beer) and the mug (perfect if you want to taste a German beer).
It is important to remember that the glass must be thoroughly cleaned before use in order not to alter the taste of the beer it will contain.
Another very important aspect, but one that is often overlooked, is that of the glass. There are different types of glasses, each suitable for a specific beer; however, all must be made of glass. It is possible to distinguish four categories of beer glasses: the chalice (suitable for complex beers and indicated for appreciating the aromas of a craft beer), the goblet (ideal for full-bodied beers), the pint (typical of England but with the disadvantage that it penalizes the aromas of the drink it contains) and the tankard (indicated for German beers).
It is important to remember that the glass must be perfectly clean before use in order not to alter the taste of the beer.
Let us now see what are the correct steps for pouring a craft beer.
First you need to open the bottle by holding it upright; then you can start pouring the beer slowly onto one side of the glass, which should be held at a 45-degree angle. Once ¾ full, it is necessary to stop and put the glass back upright. When this is done, the bottle must be shaken with rotating motions so that the yeast is dislodged from the bottom. Finally, having finished this step, we can pour the remaining part into the glass, which should always be held vertically.
Now you have learned how to properly pour a craft beer to taste it at its best! Our e-shop is a reference point for craft beer in Palermo and Italy; it features a wide range of craft beers from the best Italian microbreweries.
In addition, you can also find a selection of beer tasting glasses !