Those of you that enjoy draft beer may not be aware that the maintenance and quality of draft equipment is an important factor in enjoying a great pint. Alley Kat’s Neil Herbst appears in this article in the Globe and Mail talking about maintaining beer quality.
From the story:
“In Alberta, line cleanliness is pretty much top of mind these days,” Herbst says. The reason for this, he speculates, may be the presence of a large variety of imported draft beers that can be “incredibly expensive.” Since dirty or infected lines can lead to a great deal of wasted beer – bacteria and filth can actually constrict the flow of beer, causing excessive foaming at the tap – owners have a financial incentive to keep their lines clean.