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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Jason Wire graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2010 and spent the year after writing and teaching English in Spain. He's back in the states now, but doesn't know where. Follow him @wirejr.
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