Do you already know about rolling your beer or is this the first time you’re hearing about it?
I recently was listening to Three B Zine podcast and heard a guy from Stone Brewing talk about rolling a can of Hazy IPA or NE style (whatever term you prefer) beer before opening it.
Oh, yes, I have seen hazebros do this beer rolling on Instagram but did not think there was a point to it other than it makes for a slightly fun and quick video.
There is actually a point to it.
Why? What does rolling a beer do?
It breaks up the sediment. If a beer has been sitting around a bit or is excessive in its hazy New England nature, there will be lots of chunky goodness to mix in with the rest of the beer.
Rolling it brings out the all the flavors.
So, when you roll it, it’s like shaking it up without shaking it up because actually shaking a beer is bad – unless you just won the World Series and you’re pouring beer over your teammate in the locker room.
Rolling it mixes all the things. The sediment. The haze. The juicy.
Is it okay to drink beer with sediment?
Yeah, dude. Totally. That’s full of protein probably.
Actually, it’s the yeast. It is heavy and likes to rest at the bottom of your can or bottle. Yeast gets worn out and lazy.
Good news though, that sediment apparently has plenty of B-vitamins so you’re going to be super healthy after drinking it. “No honey, I don’t need to take my multivitamin today, I have my juicy beer here, I’m good.”
What is the best way to roll your beer?
Be nice to your beer. Take your favorite can or crowler of hazy, or bottle of old beer. Playfully roll it across the table a few times. Open. Pour. Enjoy your haze…bro.
If you do it right and don’t get too crazy with your roll, it won’t explode on you, it’ll just be ready to enjoy.
Enough talking about it. Let’s try it because I am getting thirsty and I need something chunky and juicy: