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How to Pour the Perfect Beer

There's an art to getting that perfect pour to maximize your beer experience.


  • : Don't drink unless you're of legal age. Drink responsibly, and never drink and drive.
  • Step 1: Tilt your glass at a forty-five degree angle underneath your beer source.
  • Step 2: Pour the beer onto the middle part of the inside of the glass.
  • Step 3: Tilt the glass back to a straight position once the beer has reached the halfway point in the glass.
  • Step 4: Pour the beer down the middle until the glass is full. There should be a nice head on the beer that's not too thick and not too thin.
  • TIP: Some beers require different levels of foam. For more foam, tilt the glass back earlier, and for less foam wait longer.
  • Step 5: Take a drink before the foam settles. A large portion of the taste exists in the foam, especially in higher-quality beers.
  • FACT: The reduction in pressure when a beer is opened causes carbon dioxide bubbles to create foam.

You Will Need

  • A glass or cup
  • Beer from a can
  • bottle
  • or tap

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