Tag: Serving Beer

The Wholly Sensible Concept of Half Pours Unfiltered by

How the schnitt, a German phrase for a half-pour, could bridge the American gap between tiny samplers and the standard 16-ounce shaker pint.

Small But Mighty: The Synek Growler Adapter Innovation by

Opening up the tabletop draft system to any available draft beer, the growler adapter is a must-have accessory for Synek owners.

It’s All Fizzics Innovation by

This personal beer dispenser creates a fresh-from-the-tap experience from any bottle, can or growler.

Self-Service Tap Technology Gains Momentum News by

First Draft, a 40-tap bar in Denver, opened its doors without a single bartender. Instead, patrons pour their own drinks with iPourIt, a self-service system for serving beer (or any line-dispensed beverage) by the ounce.

Hank the Beer Tank Innovation by

The first portable, electric kegerator on the market, this patent-pending invention holds 1/6 of a barrel or a 5 gallon homebrew keg of your favorite beer or other beverage, keeps it cold without the inevitable melting ice and dispenses it with a carbon dioxide cartridge.

Don’t Lose Your Head Innovation by

To maximize head’s aroma-enhancing qualities, a Japanese company created a product that allows beer lovers to reinvigorate the foam so each sip is as delicious as the first.

Turbid Times Beer Smack by

Presentation is part of the experience of enjoying beer and an influencer for consumers. It’s the eye candy that teases the other senses and sets expectations. It’s the all-important first impression. So why are a growing number of brewers releasing beers that frankly look like shit?

Pretentious Beer Glasses Innovation by

Need something that promises to take your beer drinking devotion to a whole new level? That’s the idea behind the Pretentious Beer Glass Co., a Kentucky-based company that offers several handcrafted beer glasses in different shapes for different styles of beer.

Beer Glassware: Friend or Foe? Beer Smack by

We’ve noticed that glassware for beer often becomes more important than the beer itself. This form of snobbery is arguably bad for beer as a whole, making it less approachable for some and removing the focus from the beer.

Relief from Pitchers Innovation by

These days, there are a number of different ways to serve beer to the masses without having to pass a pitcher around the table.

Stack-Cup Me Up! Innovation by

A concert-going mishap inspired the invention of the Stack-Cup, a durable, injection-molded, food-grade polypropylene beer container that’s commercial dishwasher and freezer safe.

Beer News News by

Long Trail lends a hand to citizens in need; brewers throughout the Northeastern US cope with floods; can extra bubbles give Foster’s a lift?; Yuengling expands distribution to the Buckeye State; and the world’s strongest fermented beer, fresh from a deer.

Getting Silly for Silipint Innovation by

Made of 100-percent food-grade silicone, the Silipint is dishwasher safe, as well as freezer, microwave and oven safe—not that you’d ever want to heat your beer in an oven, but it might come in handy for some wassail in the winter.

Bottoms Up Nixes Beer Lines Innovation by

With a couple of people helping to move beers out of the way more quickly, the dispenser recently set a World Record—breaking its own record—by filling 56 pints in a minute.

Three Threads Three Threads by

BeerAdvocate users ponder if nitro blends are a good or bad thing for craft beer.

The Beer Show Unfiltered by

Beer service, when done right, can certainly put on a good show and captivate its audience. Such delivery, with proper glassware, thoughtful pours, and a touch of caring and flare, causes heads to turn and customers to ask what that lucky guy or gal is drinking.

Casks & Kegs Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek clears up the differences between cask conditioned and kegged beer.

Are Chilled Glasses Taboo? Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek speaks on the chilled glass debate.

Dirt in Beer and the Difference Between Bottles and Cans Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek explains the sediment in your beer, and argues for more canned craft brews.

Serving Temperature, Homebrew Kegging and Gout Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek tackles optimal serving temperature, homebrew kegging and gout.

Bling Advocate: How Being a Shameless Spendthrift Can Enhance Your Enjoyment of Better Beer Feature by

If you’ve ever dreamed of utter beer extravagance, keep drooling: Here’s the ultimate beer wish list.