MISSOURI: Budweiser has created a nitro beer that breaks some of the cardinal rules of beer drinking.
Drinking Budweiser Nitro Reserve Gold requires a few counterintuitive rituals that include shaking the beer can three times and pouring the amber liquid straight down the middle of the beer glass, rather than at a slant, as all first-time beer drinkers are traditionally taught.
Unlike other nitrogen gas-infused beers, namely Guinness Nitro IPA which uses nitrogen-filled capsules to generate bubbles, the Budweiser version doesn’t require a “widget” to be activated.
All it takes is three firm shakes, a “hard pour” straight down into the glass, and the bubbles will be released.
The result, says Budweiser, is a golden lager with notes of toasted caramel malt and a silky smooth finish.