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As with all things gluten free, the taste and texture of variations of foods that typically include wheat can be disappointing. It turns out beer is no exception. Most beers are made with malt, which is made of barley, a grain that includes the gluten protein most known for its presence in wheat. As more and more people are seeking gluten free options, craft brewers have been experimenting with malt-free...read more
Pilsner beers are a variety of lager beers, the result of brewers in Bavaria experimenting around with brewing beer in icey mountain caverns. The process was slower, but it also resulted in yeast and other solids gathering in the bottom of the barrel. This bottom fermenting process turned out a lightÂ colouredÂ drink with a cleaner, crisper taste than they had been used to. Many variations of lagers came along, including dunkels...read more
Today we had the pleasure of sampling two Hix beer brews from Hickinbotham of Dromana, a winery, brewery, andÂ restaurantÂ on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria. Andrew HickinbothamÂ was kind enough to send us a few sample bottles of the Hix beer pale and brown ales. The 500ml bottles look great, a dark green like a mini wine bottle, in keeping with the Hix beer origin at Hickbotham's winery, established in 1936. Starting off with the<><>...read more
Pale ale is the term used to define beer that was made with malts dried with coke (a form of coal).Â Although the use of coke for roasting malt dates back to 1642, the term âPale Aleâ was first recorded around 1703. What are pale ales? The Pale Malts gave the beer a lighterÂ colourÂ compared to other beers that were brewed at the time.Â âPale aleâ was often used interchangeably with âBitterâ which...read more
Since there are so many varieties of beer around the world, it has become necessary to set certain guidelines on the styles of beer that help classifyÂ similarÂ beers.Â A beer style is basically just a classification assigned to beers based on their appearance, aroma, flavor and point of origin.Â To broaden your knowledge about beer and in the process find a truly unique beer or beer style that catches your fancy, it's very...read more