So, the concept of pouring different kinds of alcohol in optimal ways is common knowledge to anyone over the age of 18. But, is it just pompous sign of showing-off, or is there actually some logic behind it?
Well, when it comes to beer, we’ve been taught to pour in a subtle way as to avoid too much foam rising to the top, but this is wrong. The real reason is far more prosaic: to avoid a stomach ache after drinking it.
It boils down to a flaw in that traditional pouring practice which has become the status quo: people pour them slowly, with the glass slanted, so that none of the carbonation escapes. Seems like a good idea in theory, but what that actually leads to is all the carbonation (which is quite a lot) ending up in your stomach, and fizzing up, causing bloating. Here’s an expert that can explain it to you a little better:
So – in summary, always pour into a glass, and you don’t want to be too gentle by pouring your beer in a way that doesn’t unsettle the CO2 at least moderately. Did you learn something new from this? We certainly did!