Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pic(k) of the Week: Bad keg!

Bad keg!

Would you want to drink a beer poured from this 'craft' beer keg?

After filling the keg at the brewery, the cellarman had apparently neglected to spray out and sanitize the well of the keg spear. This was the result, as seen at a bar, several weeks later, when the publican removed the keg cap. Not good. That green stuff is mold growing on an inch of dried, 'gel-ed', beer. Brewing is 95% cleanliness; everything else follows.

My answer to the question: not me. I would not care to drink a beer poured from this keg. And neither did the bar, which didn't tap it.

The photo has been blurred to protect the guilty. They know who they are.

  • Compare the above photo with this photo of an untapped cask I noticed recently in the northern Virginia area. Similar admonitions apply.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of personal photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as a subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
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