December 27, 2013 by Prost Brewing
The second part of this series on how to please and impress all of your beer loving guests this holiday season includes a short description on the proper temperature to serve your growler of Prost beer. As any dedicated beer lover will tell you, temperature can entirely change the sensory qualities of a beer. Thus, even if you have chosen to serve Prost’s perfect holiday brew, the Prost Brewing winter seasonal Doppelbock, you still must take care to serve the beer at the proper temperature that will showcase all of those irresistible flavors that Prost Brewing’s brewers have carefully crafted.
If the beer is served at too cold of a temperature, the beer’s natural flavor and inherent complexity may be almost entirely lost. For this reason it is important that you never store the glasses in the freezer to avoid the undesired “beer chill.” If the beer has been in the fridge, let the beer warm up to room temperature for 5-10 minutes so that the beer’s natural complexity can be brought back to life.
So what temperature has been deemed the most ideal temperature for serving your favorite German beer? For those looking for an exact number, most German beers are best poured at about 45-50 degrees Fahrenheit (or 7-10 degrees celsius). The one exception being Weißbier with its highly effervescent body that comes in its tastiest form when it is poured at around two or three degrees cooler. To put things into further perspective, keep in mind that your refrigerator is set at around 32-40 degrees Fahrenheit.
Taking just a few extra measures to make sure your beer is served at the correct temperature will ensure that all of the German bier’s most prized qualities will be experienced by all of your beer loving guests. This holiday season, Prost would like to remind you that sometimes impressing your beer loving guests is just a matter of a few degrees! Last but not least, don’t forget to hold up that beer high as you do your final “Prosts!” to the holidays!
With that may we end with a “Prost!”