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Beer cans that help you pour the perfect head of foam now exist

A new can, with two pull tabs, has been invented by Japanese design studio Nendo to create the perfect liquid-to-foam ratio for packaged beer.

Nendo beer can design

The design, recently unveiled by Yanko, revealed the beer can with its two angled pull tabs that can precisely control the level of foam poured.

According to the designers at Nendo, they created the beer can in an attempt to “create an ideal foam” when you pour yourself a glass of a favourite beer, thus ensuring people have the perfect amount of bubbles and get the best out of packaged beer.

The first tab, when pulled, opens the lid just slightly and applies a certain amount of pressure on the can assisting the foam to form before it gets poured into a glass first. Then, when pulling the second tab, it opens the lid completely, allowing the beer to flow out without any foam or bubbles pouring out creating what many would deem to be a perfect pour.

The Nendo designers revealed: “In this way, a glass with a liquid-foam ratio of 7:3, the so-called golden ratio, can now be easily achieved with canned beer.”

The designers added: “Beer heads are considered essential for having beer taste better. A layer of foam with adequate thickness acts as a lid to prevent beer from coming into contact with the air and keeps it from releasing aroma, flavour, and carbonation.”

Nendo beer foam ratio pour

According to the design team, the research undertaken for the project was thorough and based on inventing a product that could be easily manufactured and recycled, answer the needs of consumers by being simple to use and also a solution for beer and brewing companies that put flavour first.

In creating a can, the team discovered that with a smaller first opening, the bubbles produced would essentially retain their concentrated size due to the slim opening and that having two angled tabs placed opposite to one another would also make them very easy for consumers to flick open easily.

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