16 Jul 2010
HT to Keg Works.
13 Beer Facts Worth Knowing
- You should always store bottled beer upright, not on its side. This minimizes oxidation and contamination from the cap.
- Bottled beer is pasteurized. Keg beer is not. That’s why it’s critical for kegs to stay cold (38°F). As the temperature rises, CO2 expands (causing foamy beer) and dormant bacteria may become active and ruin the keg.
- The type of water used for brewing makes a difference. The best ales are produced with hard water (with more natural salts like calcium) while soft water is better for lagers.
- Before the 1400s