Richard Bangs brings you a deliciously detailed demonstration.

WHEN IT COMES TO Guinness, you never want to trust a beginner with pulling your draft. You’ll end up with a heavy cup of milk-thick foam, unsettled from a lack of careful attention. To get the perfect pint, you’ll need to:

  • Make sure your glass is clean and dry. Unwanted moisture or dirt can interfere with the pouring.
  • Tilt the glass 45 degrees, and begin filling, rotating the glass slowly as you pour.
  • Let the glass settle momentarily.
  • Top it off with a straight downpour. Shamrock design accent optional.

Guinness is one of the beers most susceptible to over-foamed fail-pouring, but really any beer can benefit from this exacting method. Just try not to drink it all in one gulp.

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