Why Does Beer Taste Better on Draft?
Learning to homebrew
But, does beer REALLY taste beer on draft?
There is just something magical and refreshing about a pour of draft beer at a bar or restaurant (or even at home!)
In fact, there are FIVE big reasons why draft better objectively tastes better than bottled or even canned beer.
Let's take a look at each of them!
One - Freshness
Draft beer kegs are often cycled through much faster than the bottles or cans sitting on store shelves for months at a time.
Two - Temperature
Restaurants and bars keep their kegs at a consistently low temperature both during transport and while storing or serving.
Three - Carbonation
Draft beer’s carbonation is often more controlled and fine-tuned than bottle conditioning. Because brewers can input specific levels of CO2 into the keg, they can ensure the beer is perfectly carbonated.
Four - Light Protection
Kegs are completely opaque, which prevents UV rays from touching the beer and destroying its flavor. From the time it’s brewed to the moment it’s poured into a pint glass, draft beer never sees the light of day.
For the last benefit and a LOT more information about draft beer, read the full article!