Ensuring a quality pour of draught beer is at the forefront of the 4th Edition of Draught Beer Quality Manual. Published by Brewers Publications, Draught Beer Quality Manual gives guidance on pouring beer that is full of freshness and flavor that was intended by the brewer as an ongoing effort to educate about and improve the quality of beer served.
Written by Technical Committee of the Brewers Association under the guidance of Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing, the updated edition of Draught Beer Quality Manual is one that is a great read for any bar owner or manager. We have been in way too many bars where draught line maintenance was less than desirable.
Here’s more details from the Brewers Association press release…
Prepared by the Technical Committee of the Brewers Association, the Draught Beer Quality Manual presents well-researched, detailed information on draught line cleaning, system components and design, pressure and gas balance, proper pouring technique, glassware sanitation, and other valuable advice from the experts. Also included is information on both direct- and long-draw draught systems, important safety tips, and helpful visuals for easy reference.
“Dedication to delivering quality draught beer will enhance beer lovers’ experience and further their appreciation of a well-crafted beer,” said John Mallett, co-chair of the Brewers Association Technical Committee. “Our goal is to ensure that draught system installers, beer wholesalers, retailers, brewers and anyone with an interest in quality draught beer, has access to resources to help them achieve excellence at every point in the brewing, selling, and pouring process.”
The Brewers Association Draught Beer Quality Working Group began focusing on draught beer quality at retail in 2007. Under the guidance of Ken Grossman, Founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and 2008 Chair of the Brewers Association Technical Committee, the brewing community came together to develop a set of best practices and standards to help brewers, wholesalers, retailers, and draught system installers improve and maintain the quality of available draught beer. The Draught Beer Quality Manual continues to evolve through collaborative efforts within the brewing community.
Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association by publishing books of enduring value for amateur and professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and appreciation of American craft beer. With over 50 titles to choose from, it’s the leading publisher of contemporary and relevant brewing literature for today’s craft brewers, homebrewers and beer enthusiasts.
Draught Beer Quality Manual Prepared by the Technical Committee of the Brewers Association Paperback:120 pages Dimensions:8.25 x 10.75 inches ISBN: 978-1-938469-60-2 Price:$24.95
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.