I’m sitting down to watch an old movie with a bomber of Foothills Baltic Porter. Pop the cap and pour a nice tulip glass full of the dark liquid. I put the bottle on the coffee table and pick up the glass. Then I look at the open bottle. I put the cap back on it, but it’s now crimped and doesn’t sit well.
Then the “ah ha” experience. I head into the kitchen, rummage around the crap drawer (you know you have at least one of those) and find this old holiday present of a pair of wine stoppers. These really, really heavy three dimensional dart shaped things with rubber ribbed sides.
I drop one in the Foothills Baltic Porter and get a pretty good seal. Hmmm. Knowing I had a couple more bottles I took that half empty bottle with the cork dork seal on it and stuck it in the fridge. Let’s see what tomorrow brings.
The next evening, it poured a pretty good head. I couldn’t taste any oxidation, but one day, in a fridge, with a big beer, I didn’t expect that. Still, a pretty good head.
I guess there are some good things coming out of the wine world after all.