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When does the pour matter?

Especially when it comes to serving beer, such as Guinness, it is debatable that the pour is the most important aspect. This is something I understand due to the layering and carbonation... When is ...
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What does rolling/swirling a hefeweizen actually do?

I remember the first hefeweizen I had. It was made by Widmer, and I didn't like it. The second time I tried it, I noticed there were pouring instructions on the box/bottle. The instructions said to ...
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How do you pour a bottle conditioned beer?

Bottle conditioned beers (such as many homebrews or those explicitly labelled as bottle conditioned/fermented) are, I'm told, supposed to be poured a specific way to avoid getting the yeast from the ...
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What determines how much foam a beer produces when it is poured?

Different beers and different types of storage result in different amounts of foam being produced when the beer is poured, from almost none at all to a glass full of foam. What factors, both in terms ...
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When are beers better “hard” poured rather than “soft” poured?

One of my favorite stouts, Left Hand's "Nitro Milk Stout," is supposed to be poured "hard" (rapidly dumping the whole bottle in the cup by holding it completely upside down) Typical pouring was ...
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How to avoid keg foam?

When using a keg setup at home, either with a hand pump or a pressurized system, I keep getting a lot of foam after changing and/or pumping up the air pressure (In a hand system). This appears to me ...
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How do you pour the perfect beer [closed]

How do you make a perfect pour from a bottle, given a typical non-widget, non-bottle-conditioned beer? Is there a special technique used to make a nice foam collar (not too much, not too few)?
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Why does Guinness have a special pouring process / bottle, while other stouts do not?

Guinness is sold in bottles and cans with special nitrogen widgets; the taps are specially rigged to have a two-step pouring process; heck, there's even a certificate given to people who learn how to "...