Pouraphernalia: What Happens Behind The Bar?


Even though someone might have created the perfect craft beer you have ever tasted, that is not all there is to it. The presentation, the very art of presenting a beer is extremely important. The pouraphernalia of a brewery doesn’t just depend on the flavors used for creating beer. It also involves ensuring that the process from the creation of the beer to it being drunk remains flawless. 

Equipment needs to be good if you want your brewery to be the best in the game. The pouraphernalia of your bar has to be essential items that would make sure that the craft beer you so carefully concocted doesn’t go unsavory. Yes, it is quite important that the staff you hire be the best in their business and not let your profits go down. But, it is also important that you find the right gear that will take you to the top. 

Here are a few pouraphernalia that you might prefer to keep by your side. 

Gear For Cleaning Glasses 

While cleaning glasses after every round can be a bit tedious, that is what sets proper establishments apart from shady ones. Use water softener if your glass is going to get used for the exceedingly hard stuff. Softener will help dispel the bad taste that might come up after calcium deposits from weeks of dirt. 

Also, instead of low-temperature dishwashers, go for high-temperature ones. The ones with low temperatures use a chlorine-based cleaner, which can leave traces behind. And let’s just say you don’t want the taste of chlorine in your drink. Although high-temperature cleaners can leave your glass scaldingly hot, that can be dealt with a drip-tray glass rinser. And, do you really want to compromise on taste, just to make your beer glasses a bit cooler?

Pouring Foam Gear

beer foam

Foam is an essential component when it comes to beer. The foam not only adds to the aesthetic element of things but also captures the aroma of the beer. But, sometimes the foam can be a bit too less, or a bit too dry. And bartenders need to make sure that this is not the case at any time. 

To maintain the optimum amount of foam per glass, you could try the flow-control faucets. They help in controlling the amount of foam going in a glass of beer without spilling a drop. The faucet applies resistance to the amount of beer poured in the glass, which helps the foam rise quickly and stay. The only drawback- it isn’t cheap. But again, do you really want to compromise on quality?

If you are in the mood for something hip and trendy, you can get the side-pull faucets as a part of your pouraphernalia. They show clear indicators of how much foam to be poured into the glass- considering they make the foam themselves. Also, the foam stays on for quite some time- 5 to 7 minutes in the least. 

The side-pull faucets look completely different from the flow-control ones, as the former pour the foam first, and then the lager. 

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And lastly- the Jumper line, which could do better than vinyl. The problem with other materials like polyethylene, or wine-grade tubing, is that they aren’t as flexible as vinyl. Regardless of the fact that these materials are much more hygienic. 

There are some alternatives- EJ Beverage Ultra Barrier Silver Tubing, and Micro Matic’s Xtraflexmaster. 

If you want a good, famous bar on your hands, you need to brush up on the pouraphernalia.

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