4 Tips to Drinking Craft Beer for Beginners

Craft beer basically refers to beer that is produced and made by small, independent breweries, says The Spruce. If you’re trying out craft beer in Boston for the first time, read on to know a few things to help you enjoy the experience to the fullest:

Take more than a few sips

Some flavors might be complex and the aftertaste might confuse you, especially if you’re well used to certain tastes from your beer. But give it a few more sips before you decide that you don’t like it. You might be surprised at how much you’ll end up liking and loving the flavor.

Use the correct glass

Enjoy your beer to the fullest by using the right glassware. Some types of glasses allow you to fully enjoy the flavor of the beer, with some designed to keep your beer cooler a little longer or giving it more area to breathe.

Go for the lighter ones first

Say you and your pals are intent on trying as many brands and flavors of craft beer in Boston in one night. You’ll want to start off with the lighter beers before you move on to the heavier and stronger ones. That way, your palate won’t be overwhelmed by the darker beers and you won’t miss any of the nuances or understated flavors of the lighter beers. That should make for a wonderful taste testing experience.

Keep it at room temperature

Chilling your beer isn’t ideal because the cold numbs your palate. You won’t be able to fully appreciate the flavor of the beer this way. On the other hand, you’ll want to keep from warming up your beer too much. Make sure you store it at room temperature. If your beers are too warm, they’re going to lose that taste of freshness much too soon.


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