In order to follow the principles of craft beer, all La Musteline beers are unpasteurized beers.
Pasteurization is a process that heats beer bottles to 65°C for 20 minutes. This action kills 90% of bacteria and considerably slows down the growth of yeasts still present in beer.
An unpasteurized beer is therefore a beer whose yeasts are still active after bottling. In order to preserve the taste qualities of beer, it is therefore important to keep it cool.
Ideally, the beer should be consumed within 6 months after bottling, which will preserve the balance of aromas decided by the brewer. An unpasteurized beer can be consumed without any problem beyond these 6 months, however the aromas can be less intense once this period has passed.
Finally, in order to improve your tasting, we advise you to gently pour the beer into a glass, to stop about 1 centimeter before the bottom of the bottle, and to taste the beer for the first time. If you like bitterness, continue to gradually pour the bottom of the bottle, obviously avoiding to pour the deposit of dead yeast in your glass.
This tip is also a good way to convert your friends to beer tasting, so that they stop saying “beer is too bitter”.