Glassware

We believe that the glasses we choose to serve our beers in can have impact, both positive and negative, on the overall experience of the drinker and in fact can alter someone’s perception of taste. Sight, smell, sound, mood, and even our drinking companions all factor into how enjoyable people find their beer.

Each of the beers that we serve will have a designated glass that it is to be poured into for an optimal drinking experience. As our selections of draft beers change it will be clearly communicated to you which glass they should be served in.

Glassware

We believe that the glasses we choose to serve our beers in can have impact, both positive and negative, on the overall experience of the drinker and in fact can alter someone’s perception of taste. Sight, smell, sound, mood, and even our drinking companions all factor into how enjoyable people find their beer.

Each of the beers that we serve will have a designated glass that it is to be poured into for an optimal drinking experience. As our selections of draft beers change it will be clearly communicated to you which glass they should be served in.

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What is a beer clean glass?

A “beer clean glass” refers to glassware that has been properly sanitized. It will have no residual film, orders, or bacteria that could compromise the integrity of the beer.

Is this glass “beer clean”?

Seeing lipstick or food particles on a glass are obvious signs that it is not clean and should not be used, but what about glasses that appear to be clean? How can we tell if they have been properly sanitized? When you know what to look for, your beer will be able to give you some clues as to the condition of the glass it was poured into.

  • A flat beer is one with little to no head or a head that rapidly disappears, releasing carbonation with it. This is a sign of a dirty glass.
  • A false head is when you have a head with overly large bubbles that quickly disappear. This is a sign of a dirty glass.
  • You may see small bubbles clinging to the inside of your glass in a concentrated area or all over. These bubbles are forming over contaminates is your glass. If any bubbles are present this is a sign of a dirty glass.
  • Foam should adhere to the inside of the glass in a series of rings after each sip of beer, forming a lacing pattern. What you do not want to see is foam adhering to the inside of your glass in a random pattern or may not adhere at all. This is a sign of a dirty glass.

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Testing for a beer clean glass

With proper use and maintenance of the dishwasher we should be able to consistently have beer clean glasses ready for service. In addition of the visual cues you can use to determine if a glass is beer clean, there are also “tests” that you can conduct periodically to ensure that our glasses are in fact clean.

  • Sheeting Test: Fill a glass with clean water and then empty it. You want to see the water shed off the glass evenly in “sheets” without forming water droplets. A beer-clean glass will air dry crystal clear. Water droplets or a haze after it is dry indicate a dirty glass.
  • Salt Test: Fill a glass with clean water and then empty it. Sprinkle table salt on the inside of the glass. If the glass is clean the salt will stick evenly to the sides. The salt will not adhere to areas that still have an invisible greasy film.

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