8 Things You Need to Know About Drinking Beer

Crack Open a Cold One

Beer has hundreds of varieties. From sparkling and clear to dark and viscous, they're all meant to be savored! Use these methods to improve your beer drinking and enjoy your next pint.

Beer Has a Head

The froth atop a well-poured pint is called the head. This foam is affected by alcohol amount, protein count, and carbonation. Learn about nonic pint glasses.

It Shouldn t Be Served as Cold as Possible

Many beer advertising depict beers as cold as snow, yet a warmer pint yields the best taste. Beer scents and tastes become more noticeable as it warms.

Color Doesn t Mean Much

Darker beers are higher in alcohol, say some. Others anticipate watery light beers. Colour has no effect on alcohol volume, taste, or mouthfeel. Modern brewers may avoid roast characteristics in dark beers.

The Pint Glass Is Not Beer s Friend

Despite popular belief, beer glassware doesn't improve the experience. You may warm the beer, release smells, and avoid froth with the pint glass. 

Some Beer Tastes Like Wine

Not every beer is wheaty or harsh. Sour beers with fruit are becoming more popular. Some of these beers have a wine-like acidity without becoming lemon or vinegar-sour.

Tip the Glass When You Pour

To prevent foam overflow, tilt your glass 45º before pouring. After pouring half the bottle, tilt the glass upright to finish pouring and get the ideal collar of fluffy foam with no overflow.

Keep It Away from the Light

Light, not age, produces skunked beer's unpleasant taste. Keep beer cold and dry. If drinking outdoors, use opaque glasses or drink in the shade. Skunky smells might develop after a few minutes in direct sunshine.