Serving Temperature for Beer?

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Most beer styles have an optimum serving temperature. As a general rule, the temperature at which a beer should be served at is correlated to the strength of the beer. As beers increase in alcohol content they should generally consumed at a warmer temperature. This is because stronger beers often are sipped slowly, and enjoyed for their complexity of flavor and aroma while weaker beers are often consumed for refreshment. For example, take the American macro lager which is generally drunk so cold that you can’t taste them. The infographic below outlines some popular styles and what temperature it’s recommended they should be served at.

Beer Temperature

Also, keep in mind that all beers will warm up once they are poured into a glass s you’ll need to factor can also be accounted for in your settings for your refrigeration, kegerator, or keezer. A room temperature thin-shell glass will raise the temperature of beer by about 2℉. A room-temperature heavy glass chalice or mug increases the beer’s temperature by about 5℉.

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