Last updated 5 years ago
There is validity to the notion that the type of beer you drink says a lot about you as an individual. Likewise, there is truth to the notion that the type of beer a bartender recommends says a lot about the bartender. As a bartender, you will need to know how to describe, pour, and recommend certain beers to bar patrons. Here is what proper Guinness beer training at bartender school can do for your bartending career.
- The Proper Description – More than ever, beer drinkers are thirsting to escape lackluster beers. Guinness is a dark and flavorful beer with a velvety texture. It stimulates all five senses from the visual appeal of the pour to its rich taste of barley and caramel. If you can sell your customers on taking a step away from the mundane by drinking Guinness, they’ll learn to trust you and will ultimately come back for more.
- The Proper Pour – A great pour makes for a great drinking experience. First and foremost, use a clean pint glass. Residue is not only unsanitary, but it also affects the carbonation and taste of the beer. Hold the glass under the tap at a 45-degree angle, fill the glass three quarters of the way, let it settle, and then top it off. Remember that the way a beer looks when it’s poured is the first part of the beer drinking experience.
- The End Result – When you sell a customer on Guinness and pour it to perfection, a handsome tip awaits you. Any bartender that can handle this process with grace is sure to gain a loyal, trusting, well-tipping customer. Your reputation as a trustworthy bartender can spread to other customers and ultimately enhance your career.
If you’re interested in learning all there is to know about pouring the perfect pint and pleasing bar patrons, consider an education at a professional bartending school. Find out how Professional Bartending Schools of America can lead you to a fulfilling bartending career by calling us today at (513) 542-3500.