HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) Health departments regulate food temperature and kitchens’ cleanliness, but NBC affiliate KPRC found that they do not regulate the cleanliness of draft systems used to serve beer at Houston bars.
A investigation showed higher than expected levels of bacteria, called lactobacillus, in several samples of beer served by area bars.
The bacteria aren’t a health concern, but according to several brewers, they can greatly affect the taste of your beer.
“In the absolute worst case, you’ll taste a lot of sourness in a beer that shouldn’t be sour, or you’ll taste a lot of buttery or butterscotch flavor,” said Brock Wagner, founder and brewer at Saint Arnold Brewery.
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