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    A Clean Glass is the Start of the Perfect Pour

    Perfecting the perfect pour is an essential part of being a great bartender. Whether you are serving beer in a bar or from the comfort of your own home, learning the techniques for the perfect pour will ensure you are always serving draft beer the way the brewer intended. The perfect pour is an art, affecting not only the presentation of the beer but, more importantly, the flavor.

    Watch Out for Dirty Glasses

    Glassware can significantly affect the taste of the beer you are serving, yet it is often forgotten. Proper cleaning techniques for glassware will ensure the best presentation for draft beer. Dirty glasses can cause excessive foaming and overflow resulting in lost beer and lost revenue. Ensure you are using the proper detergent; if you use bleach or iodine, your customers will smell it, and oil-based detergents affect head retention. See Presenting Draft Beer & What Could Go Wrong.

    Mind the Glass

    Your glass will tell you a lot about your pour. The perfect pour has a foam head that is about an inch thick. This head should remain for the entirety of the beer's consumption. There should be no bubbles. If bubbles are rising or clinging to the sides of the glass, it is an indication there is a film present in the glass. A perfect pour will achieve lacing. Lacing is when a ring appears on the inside of the glass at each sip of beer. As the beer nears its end, a series of rings should be present on the glass wall. Watch the Beer System Cleaning Video.

    Raise a Glass to Draft Beer Sales!

    For over 60 years, Micro Matic has been recognized as one of the world’s leading suppliers of draft beer equipment. Specializing in keg-to-glass technology, we offer a total solution for meeting your draft beer equipment needs. Our dedication to customer service is supported by four regional sales and distribution centers, the Micro Matic Dispense Institute for training and education, and a Certified Installer Network for draft beer installations. Want to speak with a “perfect pour” expert? Contact Micro Matic today.