If you think beer drinking is nothing but shotgunning and can crushing, then think again. Drinking a pint can be as classy as drinking a glass of wine. Appreciating each sip, there is a proper way to enjoy a beer, and you don’t have to be a cicerone to learn how.
From the innovative founder of Dogfish Head Brewery, Sam Calagione demonstrates the proper way to pour, sniff, and savor your favorite beer.
The first step, cracking the bottle – or can. Listening for the sound of carbonation, the subtle hiss is the first sign you have a quality beer. Next, pour your beer into a glass.
Why the glass?
It will add head to the beer, bringing out the full aroma. Once you’re ready, breathe in the aroma and take a sip, allowing the flavors to transcend your pallet.
So grab a glass and your beer, because this is how you “make love to it with all five senses”.
The jazz music says it all.
Beer is smooth, classy, and above all else, the raison d’etre. Next time you want to appreciate the finer things in life, grab a bottle of beer and a glass, then savor til the last drop.
But please be weary of a glass that has bubbles desperately clinging to the sides instead of rising to the surface. That is a clear indicator of a dirty glass and a beer destroyer. For the sake of the hard folks that work to bring you phenomenal beer, keep your glassware clean.
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