Beer has been a cultural tradition in many countries around the world since the Egyptians used beer as payment for the workers who built the pyramids. Beer has evolved over the centuries and its popularity has steadily increased in the Netherlands. New breweries are popping up more and more. Restaurants are increasingly using high quality faucets. The demand for craft beer has grown and with it the demand for new, unique flavors.
Here are some fun facts and the benefits of draft beer.
The biggest benefits of draft beer
Choosing the right beer gas mix is key to serving the perfect pint of beer with the right consistency and taste. Some benefits of draft beer are:
- A creamier consistency
- A more durable foam head
- Smoother pouring from faucets
- Retains the original taste of beer
- Reduction of gift fees
To retain these wonderful properties of draft beer, nitrogen and carbon dioxide mixed in different proportions to cope with different types of beer.
The mix is important
To ensure that breweries and institutions serve quality beer, it is important that they use the correct gas mixture to preserve the unique taste of each beer. Beer gas mixtures are usually a mixture of nitrogen and carbon dioxide (CO2) which is used for example duke jan perfect draft faucets. Mixtures can vary in different ratios between nitrogen and carbon dioxide.
Nitro beers, for example, use a higher percentage of nitrogen for the gas mixture. A common mix for nitro beer is 30/70, which means 30% carbon dioxide and 70% nitrogen gas is used. “Nitro beers” and stouts require more nitrogen and would become excessively gassy if consumed with regular CO2 gas.
If you were to use a gas mixture for nitros and stouts (25% carbon dioxide and 75% nitrogen gas) on a regular lager or IPA, the beer would go flat because there wouldn’t be enough dioxide of carbon, and nothing is worse than a flat beer. This is why a beer gas mixture with a higher CO2 ratio is generally used for these types of beers, and a lower CO2 ratio for stouts and nitros.
As new brewers arrive and beer production in Europe increases, local brewers will need a reliable supply of carbon dioxide and nitrogen gases.
By including a beer tap in your business, restaurant or brewery, you can dose beer evenly with a creamier consistency and a long-lasting foam head.