At COLD CHAIN CRAFT, we focus on freshness, coldness and fast service. We maintain our beer consistently at 2°C and only sell to bars and retailers that do the same. For maximum convenience, we deliver 7 days a week, and our beer always arrives cold and ready to serve.
WHY SHOULD CRAFT BEER BE KEPT COLD?
Unpasteurised craft beer is sensitive to temperature and light. To deliver the extraordinary taste of craft beer, brewing happens in small batches and with a passion for details. The result is literally “fresh produce”, and subsequently craft beer should be handled with great care and attention to detail.
WHY ARE CRAFT BEERS UNPASTEURISED?
While pasteurisation increases the stability & longevity of beer, the process of “killing” the yeast with heat also destroys flavour. Most craft breweries choose not to pasteurise their beers. Unfortunately, the bigger a brewery gets, and the farther away their beer needs to be transported, the more likely they will sacrifice flavour for stability & longevity.
WHAT TEMPERATURE SHOULD CRAFT BEER BE KEPT AT?
From a retail perspective, it is recognised that 6°C is an acceptable storage temperature for unpasteurised beer. Cold Chain Craft’s 2°C cold-chaining policy ensures the highest levels of product quality are maintained.
DOES TEMPERATURE REALLY AFFECT TASTE?
Once you know what great beer truly tastes like, you will recognise the off flavours and sharp lingering bitterness that result from inadequate handling. It is commonly referred to as “hops degradation”.
SHOULD CRAFT BEER BE SERVED IN A COLD GLASS?
A refrigerated glass is ideal, especially for larger pint-sized servings. In tropical Southeast Asian climates, serving beer that is properly chilled is essential.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN BOTTLES AND CANS?
Cans have a near perfect seal and eliminate light, ensuring the highest quality for hoppy and crafty beers. However, despite bottle caps having a less-than-perfect seal, easy-drinking lagers and pilsners are often enjoyed straight from the bottle. It all depends on the occasion.