How to Pour the Perfect Beer

Nate Nate (10)
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Some beers were meant to be enjoyed from a glass. This guide will teach you how to pour the perfect beer to impress your friends, family, and pets.

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Tip your glass (or mug) 45 degrees

Continuing to hold the glass this way while you begin pouring your beer.

Touch the rim of the bottle to the edge of your glass

You want the mouth/opening of the bottle to be as close as possible to the sidewall of the glass (without spilling the beer). This minimizes splashback. More on this later.

Begin to pour the beer into your glass, tipping the glass slowly downwards as you do so

The goal here is to try and pour the beer down the side of the glass -- it is the chaotic splashing against the bottom of the glass that causes beer to foam excessively (read: excessive head). By tipping the glass slowly while you pour, such that it becomes more parallel to the ground, you can minimize this splashing.

Tip the glass upwards to put an appropriate head on your beer

When your beer bottle is approximately 75-85% empty, tip your glass completely upright so that it is perpendicular to the floor. This will apply an appropriate amount of delicious, frothy goodness atop your favorite brew.

Consume said beer

Then, rinse and repeat.

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