Salt in Beer

A poem

My grandfather put salt in his beer.

I asked him why and his response was

Salt does to beer
what it does to
everything—
makes it taste better.

Salt cuts through
the natural bitterness
of the hops while
intensifying the malt. Additionally, salt creates
more bubbles,
so the head
is fuller and thicker.
That’s not exactly what he said. He told me it tasted good.