by its light body, pale hue and mellow
flavor, this beer is made with bottom-fermenting
yeast and "lagered" (German
for "stored" or "aged")
at temperatures close to freezing.
Its worldwide popularity is due to
its clarity and smoothness
from Pilsner, Bohemia, this lager-style
beer has a slighty tannic character,
with an emphasis on hops. Aged in
wood, it glows with golden color
and is traditionally the palest
of all lagers.
carbonated, low in alcohol and prized
for its refreshing qualities. Wheat
beers substitute malted what for
barley, resulting in a characteristic
yeasty aroma, dense foam head and
thirst quenching tartness. Often
served with a slice of lemon.
India Pale Ale, or IPA,
was invented in the late 18th century
for thirsty British Colonial troops
stationed in India. Regular beer
and porter from England would spoil
on the 5-month voyage, so brewers
made a stronger, more highly-hopped
brew that not only survived the
trip but was extremely popular
and remains so to this day. Lighter
and hoppier than pale ales, if
you like hops, you’ll love
full bodied and hop flavored (with
floral notes and some bitterness)
than lagers. Its characteristic
malt flavor, full palate and vinous
qualities result from the use of
top-fermenting yeast. Many micro-brews
are brewed in this style.
traditional English beer, originally
brewed to satisfy the demand for
a 50/50 mix of ale and stout. Its
dark brown hue and full body come
from roasting the barley before
brewing. Less hoppy than ale with
a hint of sweetness.
and more full-bodied than porter,
stout is a dark, heavy, top-fermented
beer with a rich malty flavor and
bitter hops taste. It is usually
low in carbonation and may be served
at closer to cellar temperatures.
An English term for an extra
strong ale. Barleywine is very full-bodied,
malty, highly hpeed and very high
n alcohol. Typically consumed in
smaller servings, this beer makes
and excellent nightcap.
Made from apple (or other
fruit) juice that is fermented. The
fermentation process for hard cider
is very similar to that of beer.
Ciders very in taste from sweet to
dry. Great for lighter palates or
as a cool refresher!