Su Legno beers are bottle-conditioned, meaning we utilise yeast in a secondary fermentation process within the bottle to produce natural carbonation, additional favour active compounds and act as a natural preservative for our beer. This results in a fine layer of yeast at the base of the bottle. We prefer to pour the beer gently off the yeast layer and retain as much yeast as possible within the bottle. A little bit will make it through but that's ok!
Please follow these steps for the best experience with our beer.
Upright only. Due to the fine layer of yeast at the base of our bottles Su Legno, Barrel fermented Ales must be stored upright to ensure the yeast forms a tight compact layer at the base of the bottle.
Store at typical refrigeration temperatures (2-4 degrees celsius) for 24 hrs before serving. This allows the CO2 to remain fully saturated in solution and not escape the beer too rapidly when opening. Additionally it ensures the yeast settles to the base of the bottle before serving.
Opening and Pouring:
Gently handle the beer from the fridge making sure to not dislodge the yeast layer at the base of the bottle. Open the crown seal using a bottle opener and allow the beer to rest for 1 minute, this will allow some CO2 to escape before pouring. Pour gently at an angle between two to three glasses making sure to keep the yeast at the base of the bottle as intact as possible.
At Su Legno, our preferred beer glass is the stemmed tulip varieties. They are great for foam and allow aroma to be preserved and appreciated. They also look cool. Always clean using soapless detergents when washing beer glasses.
Allow the beer to rise from 4c as you drink it for the best experience overall (this will happen naturally). 6-12c is the sweet spot for aroma and flavour.