Myth #1: The less foam, the better. Foam is a good thing. Also called the head of the beer, it captures carbon dioxide to deliver aromatics so the drinker can fully smell and taste the beer’s hops, malt, and fermentation. “Foam is an expression of the beer,” says Bill Covaleski of Pennsylvania’s Victory Beer. “The ‘least foam is good’ saying comes from cheapskates that want to get more beer in the glass.” Always pour beer into a glass–you’d never drink wine out of the bottle would you?–to release the aromatics and carbonation. Use a snifter or a large-mouthed glass like a wine glass. To get a good head–one to two inches of long-lasting, dense foam–pour beer into a clean, tilted glass.
Become a Beer Nerd Fast: 3 Brew Myths Debunked on Bon Appetit
Posted on October 11, 2010 in
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Victory Brewing Company is a privately held microbrewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Begun by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania’s widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 34 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company, visit us on the web at www.victorybeer.com.