What does “beer clean” mean? Here’s a helpful post.
Beer clean glassware is also indicative of the commitment of the brewery, brewpub, operator – whoever is in charge of the beer inclusively – to high quality beer.
Larry Chase, brew master at Standing Stone Brewing Company is Ashland Oregon, told me this.
“Because beer is alive and produced by a living organism (yeast), in order to make better beer, the entire brew house should be clean. Everything the beer is going not touch needs to be clean.”
He tells me it tastes better and it’s more consistent when everything is clean. Not just surficially clean, really elbow grease scrubbed clean.
The dedication to a clean brew house and all its equipment is evident in fresh, clean beer – yes, you can taste the difference.
Any while contamination may not make you sick, it’s kind of a disheartening thought. To think that after all that effort, someone may be slipshod on cleanliness.
Quality assurance quality control makes sense to the senses. Make sure your brewery is clean. All the way to the glassware.