Like most people, all my life I’ve been keeping my beer cold by just putting it in the fridge and taken it out just before drinking it.
Turns out, we’ve been doing it wrong.
Most peoples fridges are set to about 37 degrees Fahrenheit (2.8 degrees Celsius) meanwhile no type of beer should be served colder than 42 degrees Fahrenheit (6 degrees Celsius). Ice cold temperatures ruin the flavor of beer. The colder the temperature the slower carbonation is released and therefore the less aromatic the beer will be. Most experts recommend that any person that wants to truly appreciate their beer should buy a specific beer fridge with the temperature set to the bellow guidelines.
1) If you are storing mostly lagers, set your beer fridge the ideal range of serving temperature is between 42 and 48 degrees Fahrenheit (6 to 9 degrees Celsius).
2) Ales can be stored and served marginally warmer than that of lagers. The ideal range is 44 and 52 degrees Fahrenheit (7 to 11 degrees Celsius). Obviously if you are storing ale and lager in the same fridge, you can aim anywhere between 44 to 48 degrees.
3) Stouts may be the most surprising to most people. The actual ideal temperature for a stout is cellar temperature or about 55 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). I’ve tried a few stouts at this temperature and can say for certain that this in an acquired style of drinking.
To keep your beer cold, Beer Oh Clock is giving away Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller, 2-Pack.
How To Enter: Leave a relevant comment below – Have you been keeping your beer too cold? Earn extra entries by both liking and tweeting this page.
1) Open to USA/Canada residents that are above the legal drinking age in their state/province.
2) Winner will be chosen at random from the pool of people that leave a relevant comment, like this page or tweet this page.
3) Giveaway ends January 9th, 2015.
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