What is Nitro beer you ask. Well sit down and take notes there will be a quiz after.
CraftBeer.com John Holl – When people talk of nitro, it’s a reference to the type of gas used in the carbonation process. It means the difference between the creamier nitrogen beers (N2) and their lively, prickly CO2 counterparts. A typical nitrogenated beer contains about 70 percent nitrogen and 30 percent carbon dioxide.
Nitrogen is largely insoluble in liquid, which is what contributes to the thick mouth feel. This effect is helped by a special piece of tap equipment known as a restrictor plate that forces the beer through tiny holes before it lands in the glass. That process causes the “rising” effect that is topped with the head. And it’s really only the bubbles on the sides of the glass that fall. Inside they are actually rising, as typically seen with a poured carbonated beverage.
Now why did we bring it up well we have a new beer on tap.
Hale’s Ales, with its line of “Cream Ales” was the first craft brewery in America to produce nitrogen-conditioned beers. Cream Ale has a soft texture, tasty malt and hop flavors, is nicely balanced and easy to drink. Its nitrogen conditioning produces a creamy head that is as fascinating to watch form as it is delightful to sip.
5.1% ABV 19 IBUs
Hops: American Saaz
Original Gravity: 12° Plato
OK Kids pull out a fresh sheet of paper and Number 2 Pencil. Quiz Time
What was your first Nitro Beer you can remember and where?
BrewDad (Me) – Guinness Stout back in 1991 in Phoenix AZ
Now be good to each other and have a great day.