Beer is the world's oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, and as such, needs to be enjoyed properly. With an extensive list of activities associated with beer, such as playing cards, darts, beer pong, quarters and other games; attending beer festivals; or just drinking it; it's no wonder that beer outsells wine four to one!
That said, pouring beer is an art, and a huge part of the overall tasting experience. Here we'll demonstrates the most common pouring technique for most beers.
Remember, "Practice makes Perfect".
(You can always just drink the beer straight from the bottle/can/hose/bong/etc.)
!!! ALWAYS DRINK RESPONSIBLY !!!
This Instructable will demonstrate the art of pouring beer.
Step 1: Prepare to Partake
Enjoying a beer at its best involves 3 key components; the Beer, the Glass and the Pour.
1) Cold Beer (This is very delicious)
2) A Clean Glass (This is very important)
3) A Bottle Opener (Thanks acaz93)
Drinking Buddy (This is a good person)
NOTE: I used Paint.NET for most of my illustrations.
Step 2: Pregame
Make sure the glass is completely clean. Why am i reiterating? Because dust, grime and oils can interfere with the flavor of a beer, and can also disrupt carbonation and the production of a good head. Always pour your beer into a clean glass.
Hold the glass under the bottle (or tap) and tilt at approximately a 45 degree angle.
Step 3: The Pour, Part I
Pour the beer down the side of the glass, targeting the middle of the slope of the glass at about the halfway point. Be careful not to pour too quickly; let the beer flow nice and steady.
Step 4: The Pour, Part II
When the glass is half full (or empty) bring the glass vertical again at a 90 degree angle (img2) and continue to pour the directly into your beer in the center of the glass. This will produce the perfect amount of foam head.
Perfect Head? Read on...