For those of you who have been waiting since yesterday afternoon, here is the inaugural Beer Tip of the Week. I know you have been waiting, hoping, and praying for this day. Well it has finally come. For my very first tip, I’m going to give you the tip that changed the world of beer as I know it forever.
When I first started drinking beer, I only knew of one way to drink it…from the bottle (just a side note. Iif it comes in a can, its probable only good for three things…getting drunk, fertilizer, and making beer butt chicken….mmmmm beer butt chicken).
Well through much research, and a little help from the wife, I learned that the best way to experience a nice cold beer is not from the bottle. The true connoisseur drinks their beer from a glass. Chefs have known for years that your sense of smell drastically changes the ways something tastes (that is why you can blindfold someone and plug up their smell they can’t tell the difference between an onion and an apple). Drinking from a glass allows the beer to breath. This also allows you to enjoy the full flavor of the beer as it engages your sense of smell in the beer drinking process.
You will find that this can drastically change the flavor of your beer. When you drink from the bottle (or God forbid can) you’re nose is limited in doing it’s job. I thought it was a bunch of crap until I started trying it. My wife bought me some pilsner glasses as a gift. When I started drinking my beer in them, I noted a remarkable difference in the taste. To the point that I don’t like New Castle except straight from bottle…the glass changes the flavor to much.
There are also certain glasses for certain beers, but I won’t get into it that much. To learn more about different glasses for different beer, check out the Beer Advocate. These guys know their beer.
So that is my first Beer Tip of the Week. Until next time, enjoy your beer.--------------------