Max Bakker, a Master Cicerone, explains why we’ve been pouring beer wrong our whole lives.
For those who don’t know (ourselves included), a Master Cicerone is the fourth and highest level of beer “sommelier,” a trained professional with “exceptional understanding” of brewing, drinking, and pairing beer who has encyclopedic knowledge of commercial beverages.
According to Bakker, it’s wrong to pour a beer down the side of a glass in an attempt to make as little foam as possible. A “perfect pour” should have a decent layer of foam on top to preserve the beer’s intended flavor and prevent excess gas from building up in your stomach.
Hear his full explanation and learn how to master the “perfect pour” in the video below.
A 'beer sommelier' explains how pouring a beer the wrong way can give you a stomach ache pic.twitter.com/vxyLogLdqa
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