RETAILER RESOURCES

Beer

ADVISOR

  • RESOURCES

    Draught Beer Basics: Four Keys to Excellent Beer Service

    Cold beer, dispensed through clean lines, into beer-clean glassware, properly poured by knowledgeable staff is essential to success. Beer tastes best when handled, stored and dispensed correctly, according to these four steps: First, store kegs upright and cold, between 34-38 degrees F at least 24-hours before tapping. Second, dispense draught beer through a perfectly balanced and properly maintained system. Third, use properly washed “beer-clean” glasses. Fourth, pour properly to deliver a handsome and inviting glass of draught beer. Learn more by downloading the PDF via the Brewers Association.

    Read More      Download PDF Share this article
  • RESOURCES

    The Facts About Draught System Cleaning

    Keep draught beer lines clean to maintain brewery-fresh flavor. The number one factor affecting draught beer quality is poor line hygiene. Retailers must take an active role in making sure their draught beer lines are cleaned properly and regularly. In addition to alcohol and carbon dioxide, finished beer contains proteins, carbohydrates and hundreds of other organic compounds. Yeast and bacteria routinely enter draught systems where they feed on beer and attach to draught lines. Minerals also precipitate from beer leaving deposits in lines and fixtures. Within days of installing a brand new draught system, deposits begin to build up on the beer contact surfaces. Without proper cleaning, these deposits soon affect beer flavor and undermine the system’s ability to pour quality beer. When draught systems are properly serviced using the right solutions and procedures outlined in the Draught Beer Quality Manual, line cleaning prevents the buildup of organic material and mineral deposits while eliminating flavor- changing microbes. Thus, a well-designed and diligently executed maintenance plan ensures trouble-free draught system operation and fresh, flavorful beer. Learn more by downloading the PDF via the Brewers Association.

    Read More      Download PDF Share this article
  • RESOURCES

    Proper Temperature for Beer Storage

    Keep draught beer cold so it pours easily, profitably and at peak freshness. The number one factor affecting how draught beer pours is temperature. At retail, even a few degrees increase above the ideal maximum of 38°F can create pouring problems, especially excessive foaming. Learn more by downloading the PDF via the Brewers Association.

    Read More      Download PDF Share this article

Contact Us

You can make general inquires using the Contact Form below. Inquiries should not be for employment opportunities.

captcha
Please enter the numbers and letters displayed above:*