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Draught beer hygiene: a survey of on-trade quality (2018)
Journal Article
Mallett, J. R., & Quain, D. (2018). Draught beer hygiene: a survey of on-trade quality. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, doi:10.1002/jib.551

The quality of draught beer in 57 on-trade licensed premises in 10 locations in the UK Midlands was assessed using a forcing test. Of 149 samples of standard lager (‘SL’, abv ≤ 4.2%), 44% were in the ‘excellent’ quality band compared to 16% of 88 sa... Read More about Draught beer hygiene: a survey of on-trade quality.

Draught beer hygiene: a forcing test to assess quality (2017)
Journal Article
Mallett, J. R., Stuart, M. S., & Quain, D. E. (2018). Draught beer hygiene: a forcing test to assess quality. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 124(1), doi:10.1002/jib.470

The quality of draught beer is important to consumers but can be inconsistent, ranging from excellent through to unacceptable. The few but dated studies of draught beer quality have focused on the number of microorganisms that are present in the pro... Read More about Draught beer hygiene: a forcing test to assess quality.

Draught beer hygiene: cleaning of dispense tap nozzles (2016)
Journal Article
Quain, D. E. (2016). Draught beer hygiene: cleaning of dispense tap nozzles. Journal of the Institute of Brewing, 122(3), doi:10.1002/jib.335

Draught beer quality can be compromised by the growth of spoilage microorganisms. Whilst best practice for assuring dispense hygiene is broadly recognized, it is not always fully or regularly implemented. In some markets, tap nozzles are removed and... Read More about Draught beer hygiene: cleaning of dispense tap nozzles.