How to Pour Draft Beer

Pouring a beer is a simple task, but there are a few things to keep in mind for the best draft experience.

Step One

Pouring Tips-01Hold your glass at a 45 degree angle.

Step Two

Pouring Tips-02Open the faucet quickly and fully, allowing the beer to flow freely. The beer should hit the middle of the glass, allowing the beer to slide down to the bottom. This prevents too much head from developing too quickly.

Step Three

Pouring Tips-03Once you get about half to 2/3 of the way full of beer, straighten the glass and hold it upright.

Step Four

Pouring Tips-04When properly poured, there should be approximately a half inch of foam at the top of the glass. For large glasses, a little more is fine. By adding distance between the faucet and the glass, you can help create more of a foamy head.

Pro Tips

Pouring Tips-05

  • Keep the faucet out of the beer. The outside of the faucet could be contaminated from dirty hands or other germs.
  • If the beer doesn’t poor properly as it fills the glass, empty the glass and try again. Do not attempt to keep pouring beer if the glass fills rapidly with foam.
  • Be brave when opening the faucet. Opening it slowly or only partially will increase the amount of foam poured.