Most people don’t give a second thought to what it takes to have a good draft beer when they order one at a restaurant, but if you’ve ever been behind the scenes, you know that there’s key elements critical to ensuring the success of the pour.
- Storage and temperature – Storing and keg upright and between 34-38 degrees Fahrenheit for at least 24 hours before pour is critical.
- Using a properly balanced and maintained draft beer system – A system that pours beer at the right ounces per second ratio and a system that properly cleaned and maintained will make huge differences in the pour.
- The right beer glass – Beer-clean glasses, free of soils and residues that can impact the taste of the beer. A glass should also be aroma free and optimally, should be rinsed and chilled prior to use.
- The pour – Proper pour means a 1-inch collar of foam at the top of the glass. After going to all the trouble to make sure you have a quality drink in hand, presentation matters.
Of course, we go to great lengths to help you create the system that will give you the perfect draft pour. If you want to know more about how we can help you, please contact our team. We look forward to speaking with you.