Are You Pouring Your Beer Right?

Evidently there is a specific way you’re supposed to pour a beer. I always thought that if I managed to get it all in the glass without too much head or not filling the glass too full so it didn’t pour down the sides that I was doing OK. Also different types of beer demand different glasses. Go figure. Here are a few of the different types- British and Irish styles 1 Tankard 2 Toby jug 3 Yard of ale 4 Pint glass International styles 1 Pilsner glass 2 Connoisseur’s glassware 3 Snifters 4 Taster glasses 5 Plastic glasses

different types of beer glasses

Which Is Which?

German, Austrian and Swiss styles 1 Weizen glasses 2 Beer stein 3 Maß 4 Stangen and becher 5 Beer Boot Belgian and Dutch styles 1 Flute glass 2 Goblet or Chalice 3 Tulip glass 4 Café glasses One of the first suggestions I found for pouring the perfect beer was that the glass you use should be clean, because any type of residue in a dirty glass will not allow the proper amount of head and will also change the taste. My own thought would be that it’s just funky to drink out of a dirty glass, so all this other stuff is an extra added bonus. Now it gets complicated. You’re supposed to be holding your glass at a 45 degree angle. Unless you carry a protractor around you’re going to have to guesstimate this. Once you do you are supposed to hit the glass in the middle of the slope and don’t worry about pouring too hard because some air between the glass and the beer isn’t supposed to hurt anything. Pull out your protractor again and bring the glass to an angle of 90 degrees and keep on pouring right into the middle. This is supposed to give it a good head and to help with that you can even add distance between whatever vessel you’re pouring from and your glass because this makes the head better as well and that gives you a better chance to smell the beer too. A perfect head is between an inch and and inch and a half. checking the pour of beer in a glass Australia, where our Jo Budd hails from probably has as many type glasses to pour into as are in those lists because before metrification in Australia, you could buy beer in glasses of size 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 15 and 20 fluid ounces. (Imperial) Each sized glass had a different name in each Australian state. These were replaced by glasses of size 115, 140, 170, 200, 285, 425 and 570 ml. Now that you’ve chosen one of those glasses from those lists up there, and you have been taught how to pour a perfect beer with excellent head, reach down into your ice cooler and pop a top on that aluminum can, or twist the cap off that bottle and tilt your head back and start swallowing.aussie ice chest   I hope you’ve found this information helpful in your daily quest for beer consumption. I mean PLEASE- what happens when you’re half corked? I can see myself tilting a glass and scoping out the angle until I’m sure I have it at 45 degrees. LMAO Who takes drinking beer that seriously? Anywho- if you do, maybe there’s a bit of info in here you didn’t know about, and if you knew all this stuff already, I bet you’re a blast at parties. 😉