You Should Be Drinking Your Beer From a Glass and Here’s Why
Want to enhance your beer drinking experience? Pour your beer into a glass! If you’re not convinced, here are three reasons why you should be drinking craft beer from a glass.
By Mairyn Chorney on Jan. 10, 2019
Are you the type of person who reaches for a cold bottle or can of locally crafted beer, cracks it open, and immediately starts drinking? If we’re being honest here… I used to be that person too. This was until I learned the benefits of drinking beer from a glass!
Not sure why you should be pouring your beer into a glass before you take a swig? Continue reading to find out!
3 Reasons Why You Should Drink Beer From a Glass Instead of a Bottle or Can
1. You learn more about your beer.
Pouring your beer into a glass can actually tell you a lot about the beer you’re choosing to drink. The colour of your beer (which you can’t always see when it’s trapped in a bottle or can) can indicate the sweetness and maltiness of your beer. The texture and thickness of the “head” will give you an idea of the mouthfeel of your beer.
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2. You receive the full flavour of your beer through its aroma.
Believe it or not, more that 70% of taste comes from our sense of smell. As you pour your beer into a beer glass, the carbonation creates a foamy head made up of tiny bubbles. Every time one of those tiny bubbles “pops”, they release tiny bursts of aroma. When you bring the beer glass up to your mouth, you’re actually inhaling the aromas which mixes with the taste of beer on your tongue! Beer foam is your friend! When you drink from a beer can or bottle, you’re missing out on the full flavour experience!
Does the shape of your beer glass really matter? Try this at-home experiment to find out!
3. “Beer bloat” is reduced.
If you’re one of those people that gets stomach bloating after taking back a few, try pouring your beer into a glass. Max Bakker, a Master Cicerone and Anheuser-Busch InBev Educator, explains that pouring beer into a glass actually breaks up some of the CO2 in your beer and makes it easier on your stomach. Watch this video by Business Insider to learn the correct way to pour your beer to reduce beer bloating in your stomach:
A ‘beer sommelier’ explains how pouring a beer the wrong way can give you a stomach ache pic.twitter.com/igkhoEgeE7
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) August 16, 2017
Still not convinced that pouring your beer into a glass will give you a better drinking experience? Try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
Now that you’re pouring your beer into a glass, check out these links to learn more about you’re favourite drink:
Does the Shape of Your Beer Glass Really Matter? – The Experiment You Can Try at Home
Don`t believe that using the proper glass could actually affect the taste of your beer? Try the glass experiment yourself or with a bunch of friends and see.
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