Tag: Beer Guide

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    Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About Ale

    The type used in ales is called ‘top fermenting’ because of its tendency to float near the top of the tank. But, the results go far beyond providing an easy way to filter the brew. Techniques used to make ale go back centuries. With that much time for experimenting, it’s not surprising there should be […]

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    Things You Should Know About Beer – Part 2

    Mouthfeel Beer is generally carbonated and often served at lower than room temperature. The character of the malts, hops and the brewing process in total contribute to the feel of the brew in the mouth. Carbon dioxide bubbles interact with receptors on the tongue and influence whether the brew feels thick or light, creamy or […]

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    Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About Wheat Beer

    Similarly, the Bavarian tradition of brewing goes back centuries. The famed Reinheitsgebot – the German purity law established in 1516 – continues to control the way beer is made in this center of the beer universe. Malt, hops, yeast and water are the only ingredients allowed under this aged law. No preservatives are allowed and […]

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    Beer – Where The Magic Of Making It Comes From

    Barley is a cereal grain, similar to wheat or oats, that doesn’t mill well into flour for bread. But crushed and dried in a process called malting, it forms the perfect base for making the prime ingredient in ‘wort’, the liquid that is fermented into beer. It grows in a variety of types, distinguished by […]

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    Interesting Factoids I Bet You Never Knew About Lager

    The two main categories of beer – ales and lagers – are distinguished chiefly by the type of yeast used to turn sugars found in malt (another main ingredient) into alcohol and carbon dioxide. Hops, for flavor, and water form the final two major components. From such simplicity comes the complexity enjoyed the world over. Most […]