Stop cheapening your craft beer.
It is time to have a talk about frosted pint glasses, and what they’re really doing to your beer. In short, it’s not good.
“The second you pour a craft beer into a frosted mug, you have released probably 80% of the carbonation of that beer,” says Richard Easterby, our craft beer expert.
Yes, you read that right. And that kind of impact makes the use of frosted glasses a bad practice 100% of the time.
“All of the flavors that are in there, that acidity that we’re used to… we’re flattening that beer instantly.”
For any beer that has flavor, you’re impacting that flavor in a negative way with the frosted mug. Not only that, but in general people are probably serving their beer way too cold. Here are some recommended temperatures for your craft beers:
- IPAs: 48° -50°
- Stouts: 55°
- Sours: up to 65°
So yes, there’s no need to go nuts with the cold. A little coolness goes a long way.
And now you know! Go forth, and abandon your frosted beer glasses.