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 craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. In addition to the original Downingtown brewpub, Victory’s second brewpub is in Kennett Square, while Parkesburg recently launched self-guided tours and the third brewpub. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company, visit us on the web at www.victorybeer.com.
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