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Does the type of glass you use for draught beer matter in regards to the style of beer?

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Hi, I have been working as a beer dispense technician for over 20 years and can confirm glassware IS important for the beer.

This is due to the etching at the bottom of the glassware (nucleator) which releases the gas in the product, therefor giving rise to a lovely frothy head, poor or incorrect glassware can give rise to flat beer.

Renovate all glassware before use and approx every 3 months there on.

This process “unclogs” the nucleator.

Also do not wash glassware with coffee cups etc as this can produce an invisible film on the glass which prohibits the beer from sticking to the glass.

Hope this helps ??

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The most important is whether the glass is appropriate for the type of user, in combination with the type of beer.
People who drink beer or people sipping (Preference is strictly personal) time that beer is and whether you lager drink or beer makes the difference thick glass at slow drinkers or thin glass for fast drinkers, beer is generally less drunk and drank something higher temperature than lager.
Pils has a priority to be drunk quickly and has a priority on the foam not by beer foam has no priority (as like in England) the foam is not rated because there remains less beer. 10 11 degrees lager 6-9 degrees for pils.

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Absolutely, glad you're asking about draft. Much better than pasteurized cans and bottles. With that even pasteurized is better in the correct glass.

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According to beer manufacturers, yes. This is especially true for wheat beers. Most wheat beer glasses are specifically designed to tall to help trap yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass so that it does not blend with the rest of the beer while you are drinking it.

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