Beer Porn: A deliciously sexy photo of one’s “personal” beer collection (scandalous brew labels and naughty close-ups of beer lacing).
Lacing refers to the foam that clings to the sides of a glass of beer. Beer enthusiasts often associate a brew’s quality to how much of the web-like foam is left after you’ve finished your drink. The more lacing, the better the brew. If you find yourself staring at an empty glass void of the desired beer lattice, it’s probably due to a lack of care taken during the brewing process or the use of low-quality ingredients. That, or you just have a dirty glass. (An oily glass will prevent the foam from sticking to the sides.)
Note: Some beers like lambics, are excused from this rule due to low head retention. Continue Reading
When I asked my male friend what he thought the term “Balling Degrees” meant, he replied: “The degrees to which you get hella money.” Bam. Not quite.
“Balling Degrees” refers to the density of sugars in unfermented beer (also known as “wort” – the sweet liquid from mashed grains). The Balling scale is simple enough: every degree equals 1 percent of sugar in the wort. So wort with 12 Balling degrees contains 12 percent sugar. That, or your unfermented beer is just hella ballin’ 😉