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Is gluten free beer worth drinking?

Gluten free beer

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 beer styles. While the quest is a noble one, not all the results have been palatable. (more…)

Sep 10, 2013 |

Pilsner Beer Styles


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 light coloured drink with a cleaner, crisper taste than they had been used to. Many variations of lagers came along, including dunkels and pilsners. (more…)

Apr 29, 2013 |

Beer Styles: Pale Ales


Pale ale is the term used to define beer that was made with malts dried with coke (a form of coal). Although the use of coke for roasting malt dates back to 1642, the term €œPale Ale€ was first recorded around 1703.

What are pale ales?

The Pale Malts gave the beer a lighter colour compared to other beers that were brewed at the time. €œPale ale€ was often used interchangeably with €œBitter which denotes an English pale ale and was recognized for having a moderate hops flavour.  (more…)

Jan 13, 2013 |

The Key Elements of Beer Styles


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 classify similar beers. A beer style is basically just a classification assigned to beers based on their appearance, aroma, flavor and point of origin. 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 helpful to understand about beer styles. (more…)

Jan 5, 2013 |