5 Points of the Draft Beer Quality

January 12, 2017

Beer is the third most popular beverage in the world, after water and tea! The experts expect that the global beer market will reach $750 Billion by 2022, and it’s growing at an accelerated rate. However, draft beer sales are only around 10% of the total. It is mostly because breweries expect a standard for their draft beer quality.

Unfortunately, this expectation used to be possible only with a bottle and a can before Pubinno. Brewers used to lose consistency when it comes to the draft beer because now somebody else is dispensing it. However, now with Pubinno technologies, all these variables are fixed with 21st-century high-tech solutions. 

Here are 5 essential points for the draft beer quality to better understand the consistency elements in draft beer.

  1. Proper serving temperature: Although we think beer should be ice-cold from the get-go, it depends. There are many beer styles, and all of them have a specific serving temperature. That’s why you should regularly monitor serving temperatures on platforms like Smart Hub.
  2. Proper pressure: Pressure is what keeps the beer carbonated and fresh all the way from the keg to the glass. High pressure results in a foamy beer that comes quickly out of the faucet. Low pressure also creates foam because the CO2 breaks free from the beer as it enters your glass. To prevent these, breweries generally have specific recommended carbonation levels for their beers. Pubs and bars should adjust their pressure settings to meet these carbonation levels. The importance of pressure for beer quality is critical. 
  3. Consistent line cleaning: Cleaning the lines is extremely important and definitely not optional. Ideally, beer lines should be cleaned between each keg once every two weeks at a minimum. Clean lines, couplers, and faucets help eliminate the chances of contamination and mold buildup. If they are not maintained regularly, they can cause many problems. 
  4. Fresh kegs: Old beer is often bitter and sometimes completely lacking in flavor and zest. Beer may also have a foul odor or unpleasant taste. It is essential to monitor your sales frequency on platforms like Smart Hub and order carefully. There is no way to save a dated keg.
  5. Proper pouring technique: To serve a good beer, follow
  • Hold the glass a half-inch to an inch below the faucet. 
  • Tilt the glass 45° and open the faucet all the way. Pour down the side of the glass.  (Check-out our pouring article right here!
  • When 3/4th of the glass is half full, stand the glass straight up and continue pouring directly into the center of the glass. 
  • Quickly close the faucet, 
  • Pour a three-quarter-inch creamy head at the top of the glass. This thick, creamy head should leave lacing on the glass as the beer.

You can also check out our article for the best pouring technique. 

Smart Hub is a state-of-art technology for monitoring all the aspects of the draft beer quality. It alerts the bartender when there is a problem with your draft system. Problems like if a keg is too warm, or line pressure is too high is no problem for your business anymore. It also shows how much beer is left at each keg or when it’s empty so that the bartender can take immediate action. Besides the crucial warnings, you can see quality-related parameters such as temperature, pressure, keg freshness, and line maintenance records in real-time. 

With Smart Hub, you can enjoy the perfect beer for each pint.


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