Hello and welcome to the first weekly edition of Pub Chat with me, Mark Harding.
Week by week I aim to tackle the news which is of the greatest importance to us all. Such as;[one_half]
Why are there so many shapes of pint glasses? It just doesn’t seem necessary to me.
Where can I get the cheapest beer? I would move to Tajikistan for 29p a pint.
What’s the best snack to accompany a beer? I have a bit of a soft spot for scampi fries.
And then there’s the ultimate in liquid rivalries: Beer or Cider? Beer in winter, cider in summer. Problem solved.[/one_half] [one_half_last][/one_half_last]
This week though I look at the ongoing, heated, and somewhat controversial debate of whether or not to have head on your beer.
“This “beer head” is a symbol that helps us differentiate beer from the various array of carbonated beverages.” – Beer Universe
The reason for head is to help ensure you, the consumer, can enjoy the full flavor and aromatics of the beer fully. It acts almost like a living lid preventing the goodness from escaping.
According to beeradvocate.com the perfect pint should have one inch to one and a half inches of head.
I have the train of thought though that the more head you have on your precious golden life-source, the less you get to consume.
It’s not just me that thinks like that though, I have many friends who think exactly the same as me.
If you are literally going to have a ‘quiet one’, as we all pretend we’re going to, then it’s not going to be a big deal being served a pint with a big enough head you could stick a flake in it.
I’m still not convinced that it makes any difference to my beer other than the fact I get a lot less and feel cheated when I am handed back less than a pound in change from a five pound note.
I’m not here to say it is right or wrong however, I’m just here just to tell you what I think and then get the opinion of you guys (and girls) out there in the real world. So here’s an opinion poll for you all to fill in: