There is a difference between a clean beer glass and a beer clean glass. A clean beer glass means that it is sanitized and nobody is getting ill. Nice!
Beer Clean is an industry term to explain that a beer glass is free from oil and grease inside the glass. And…it has a HUGE impact on how your beer is going to taste and look.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Dirty glasses have an invisible film of oil and grease on the inside.
- This is caused by putting fingers, pop, dairy based drinks, or napkins inside the glass.
- This gives the beer poor head retention and makes it go flat quickly.
- A Beer Clean glass has lacing – Rings of foam left on the inside of a freshly consumed pint glass, like this image to the right.
Most pint glasses in the industry are not beer clean.
Here is Steve Riley, Certified Cicerone® and Founder of BetterBeer.com in a short video explaining the difference:
Beer Glass Cleaning Solutions
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