Finally, there’s the last bit: how beer gets from package to lips. We’ve already talked about packaging and storage, two important areas that can determine beer quality. How beer is served at bars, taprooms, venues and your own home can really matter. You may think it inconsequential, but again, the devil is in the details here.
This week we continue on discussing the potential areas post-brewing that can negatively alter the way a beer can taste–today’s topic is storage, which I promise is more interesting than it sounds.
The environment in which beer is stored can have real impact upon the longevity of its flavors and subsequently your drinking enjoyment. This is a real potential issue that gets overlooked or not tended to time and again by consumers, retailers and distributors alike for a variety of reasons.