How to store beer

  • We beer connoisseurs can spend more for a six pack of beer than a bottle of wine alt. That is why storing beer properly is so important! Kind of a no brainer as far as I am concerned. But if someone is not sure here are a few simple steps to help insure a tasty brew.

     

    Step 1: Beer, can or bottle, should always be stored in an upright position. Allowing beer to lie on its side for any length of time exposes the container to more oxygen which results in loss of flavor.

     

    Step 2: Beer should not be moved from one location in the refrigerator to another since the slightest temperature change will affect the flavor. (INTERESTING)

     

    Step 3: The colder the beer, the less flavorful it will be. Beer is served at room temperature in many countries. (AH YES)

     

    Step 4: Draft beer is not subject to pasteurization process resulting in a better tasting beer as compared with cans and bottle. ( I HAVE FOUND THIS NOT ALWAYS TO BE TRUE, BUT AS A RULE IT USUALLY IS)

    Cheers!

1 comment
  • Mark
    Mark I agree with you on draught beer. Most of the time they are better but sometimes they are not. Probably has to do with the bar that is serving it when they are not though. Dirty glass, dirty beer line, etc.
    December 21, 2010