beer. So, we shouldn’t question those who prefer a different way of doing things, and we certainly shouldn’t write off a beer without tasting it just because it’s clear or it’s cloudy. Craft beer drinkers are more open than that, we should be looking to push our prejudices and expectations aside in pursuit of the perfect pint if there is such a thing. So, is cloudy beer better or worse than clear beer and can you tell the difference when drinking it? Well in my opinion when it comes to cloudy versus clear beer, it is the same as asking someone if they like orange juice with bits of pulp in or not. It’s purely about personal choice and taste, and if you want to choke on tiny bits of orange peel with your breakfast then fill your boots, more pulp free for me. Wanting a more scientific approach to the

So, unlike what my Dad told me, sediment is usually not a negative trait with craft beers as it could come from how the beer is processed or from bottle conditioning and are perfectly safe to consume. In saying that, if the sediment looks like flat flakes and not like the bits of pulp it could mean that the beer is old, and you might want to stay clear of that. So, Dad might have been on to something back in the day. Like everything in life, there is so much still to learn about beer for brewers and drinkers alike. As our tastes and preferences change so will the beer that we drink, it is what has built the craft brewing industry. Brewing techniques will change as the craft brewing and beer industry in general learn new things about the way ingredients affect

cloudy or clear beer question, I thought I would try a few pints to see if I could tell the difference between a cloudy and clear beer when tasting and if I thought one was better than the other. Once blindfolded, I can tell you that it was not easy to tell a cloudy beer from a clear beer, as I was wrong as many times as I was right and I liked them all, so I might not have been the best test subject. I do have a tip for those of you who want to avoid sediment in fresh beer, store the beer upright and let the sediment sink to the bottom. Then when it comes time to serve, gently pour your beer into a glass until you see the sediment near the lip of the bottle. Yes you will lose a mouthful of your favorite beverage, but your beer will be clear. However, if you want to experience the beer the way the brewer created it, pour it all in and let the good times flow. •




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