One of those hold-outs in beer-culture from a time before craft beer garnered the kind of respect that it deserves is the dis-service of the chilled glass. The Brewer’s Association has put together an infographic, aimed at beer retailers, that breaks down the modern wisdom on beer serving temperature. Check it out below.
We touched on the issue in one of our earliest posts, but to restate: the only beer that should be served “ice cold” is traditional American Light Lager. You don’t want to taste that anyways. In order to best taste, and enjoy, a modern craft beer they should be consumed at or above 50°F for ales and closer to 40°F for lagers. The old ways of thinking and pouring a beer are slowly changing and this graphic takes you though many of the important points on how to store and server beer.
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- Source: CraftBeer.com – Frosted Glassware Is Not Cool: Temperature Tips for Craft Beer Retailers