How to Pour a Pint of Guinness?
Yes, they are pouring it wrong
On moving to the United States from the grand place of Ireland, I noticed that the selection of beer here, apart from a few local brews, is almost identical. Guinness is quite a popular choice. However, there is one point that all of the fine men and women here seem to be missing. Every time they fork over their hard earned coppers for a pint of nice icy cold Guinness, they are quite frankly, being served served wrong. And that leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, quite literally.
Next time you're at a bar, this might make for some conversation. And you might find that the bar man will even be surprised, as if this is news to him. The correct way to pour a Guinness is as follows.
Patience is the Key
1. Hold the glass beneath the tap at a 45 degree angle
2.Pull the tap handle toward you until the glass is approximately 3/4 full.
3. Most importantly! Leave the drink to settle for approximately 2 minutes, on a flat surface. Some people are quite particular about this exact time frame, and say that it does effect the quality of the taste. I for one agree.
4. You can now commence filling the rest of the pint.
If someone serves you anything different, you may as well have purchased a stomach ache. If you don't believe me do some research. There is not one bar in Ireland that will give you anything less :)
Enjoy your perfect pint of stout responsibly.