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The Foam Rises For U.S. Brewers

Oct 02, 2019 - The New York Times

There's nothing fast about the Slow Pour Pils from Bierstadt Lagerhaus. The Denver brewery spends 30 hours brewing the straw-colored pilsner, ferments it for weeks and, finally, makes its taproom customers wait at least five minutes for a taste.

Bartenders pour the pilsner straight into the glass to create foam, then let it subside. They repeat the ritual several times until a lustrous white head rises above the slender cylinder's rim like a snow-capped mountain.

The foam is pomp...