Canned beer versus bottled beer. Make your purchase depending on how long you may want to store the beer. Canned beers are better for longer storage because they aren’t susceptible to the effects of light

Some of the popular types of ales include Amber Ale, Pale Ale, Bitter Ale, India Pale Ale, Stout and Porter.

Lagers are made using bottom-fermenting yeast that work best at around 1°C. Lager yeast yields lesser esters allowing the aroma of the hops used to be more prominent. Lagers are known to offer a crisp and smoother flavor.

Refrigerate your beers at around 7°C.

Pour your beer into a cold glass. Ideally one that was stored in the same refrigerator that held your beer.

Contrary to popular belief, head (the foam atop the beer) is a good thing.

Store beer bottles upright to prevent the beer from touching the caps. This minimises oxidisation from the cap.

Don’t get rid of the head. This causes the beer to go flat (lose its carbonation) quicker.

Don’t expose beer to sunlight. Sunlight will ruin the beer.

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