How to Pour Beer Without Foam

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Beer is full of carbon dioxide that foams up when the liquid is shaken or poured incorrectly. It can create a head that is too foamy whether being poured from a tap or a bottle. Too much head on a beer robs the drink of the carbonation that is an important part of the beer's flavor. It is also an annoyance since it makes the beer difficult to sip. Tame the escape of carbon dioxide and the unruly creation of too much foam by using the proper technique for pouring beer into a glass.

Hold your beer glass at an angle so that the beer slides down the side rather than splashing into the glass from above. A 45-degree angle works best.

Turn the glass almost straight up when the glass is half or two-thirds full. Aim for a 90-degree angle.

Continue by pouring the beer down the center until the glass is filled.