December 23, 2013 by Prost Brewing
With the holidays in full swing, it may prove helpful to review a few tips on how to impress and ultimately please those beer loving guests. The first and most obvious step is to make sure you have a few Prost growlers on hand. Right now choose from an array of traditional German brews including but certainly not limited to Altfränkisches Dunkel Bier, Doppelbock, and Weißbier. With a few growlers around of some of Prost’s best brews your guests will be able to do their own beer tasting as they so please.
The next critical step to be taken to ensure that all of your beer loving guests will be satisfied is to serve the brews with the perfect foamy head. How do you achieve the perfect head of suds? Well first off, buying a German beer will help because German beers are typically richer in protein than other beers such as the English ales. More protein leads to more more foam since foam is formed when protein is dragged out of the brew by escaping CO2 bubbles on their way to the beer’s surface.
A few pouring techniques will help in achieving that perfect pour as well. First, it is important to rinse the glass in cold water without drying it. This will remove any leftover detergent residues that might prevent the foam from forming properly. Next, tilt the glass at a 45 degree angle and gently pour the brew down the side of the glass so as to avoid any splashing. Once one-half to three-fourths of the glass is full, tilt the glass back to its normal upright position and continue to pour right until the foam is just above the rim of the glass.
Once the beer has been properly poured you are just left with the most important part: You must raise your glass up to give your fellow beer lovers an enthusiastic Prosting! A few of these Prosts! and we assure you that your holiday celebration will be a success for all of your beer loving guests!
A Prost to a happy and healthy holiday season!…Prost!!!