Originally Posted by HokieBrewer
I could be mistaken, but I thought there were benefits to pouring straight down the middle, like reducing carbonation in Wit beers and creating more aroma...
I believe you're correct. Plus there is that thing about the carbonation in the beer is going to come out somewhere. So your options are release much of it in the glass from pouring, drink it down and burp, or drink it down and...well...its basically a gas so...
My preference is what many have said: Pour on the side most of the ways and then down the center to get the desired amount of head when finishing off the pour.