Questions tagged [serving]

Relating to guidelines and practices for serving beer, wine and spirits.

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What temperature should I serve my beer?

In general, what's the best way to work out the temperature at which to serve a particular beer? Room temperature? Cold? Supercold? Warm?
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Why is it important to have foam on a beer?

I've seen people complain when served a beer without foam. Equally, getting a glass full of foam is no use. When serving a beer, how much is the right amount of foam and why is this important?
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Why would one choose to use Nitro vs CO2 as a beer gas?

Some beers have taste different on Nitro vs CO2. I'm sure there is science behind this. Why choose one over the other?
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Is there anything I can do short of leaving a glass out on the counter to mitigate overcarbonation?

I recently picked up a bunch of bottles of what seemed like interesting brews from Hitachino, because I was interested in exploring some Japanese beers. Unfortunately, the first two bottles I've ...
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What's the difference between a cask beer and a kegged beer?

Cask ales seem popular outside of the US (especially in the UK). What distinguishes that style of beer from beer out of a normal keg?