Thursday, March 20, 2014

All About Beer: Everything You Don't NEED to Know



I have acquired an inexplicable interest in beer.  On Monday, I bought an assortment of beers and carried them out of the store in a six pack holder that described the different brews.  I have shared the information below.

ALES:  THESE BEERS USUALLY YIELD A FRUITIER, MORE ROBUST TASTE CREATED BY COMBINING TOP-FERMENTING YEAST AND WARMER BREWING TEMPERATURES.

Choose your ALE:

Belgian Style Wheat Ale has a subtle citrus aroma & slightly tart flavor--very refreshing.

Amber Ale has citrusy aromas, sweet caramel notes, & a smooth finish.

Brown Ale is malty, with hints of caramel & chocolate.

India Pale Ale (IPA) has a pronounced hoppy aroma & flavor with substantial maltiness.

LAGERS:  TYPICALLY ON THE DRIER, CRISPER END OF THE TASTE SPECTRUM, LAGERS ARE CREATED BY USING BOTTOM-FERMENTING YEAST AT COOLER TEMPERATURES.

Choose your LAGER:

American Lager has balanced hops & a crisp, dry finish.

Marzen has a complex malt character, mildly hopped.

Pilsner has pronounced hops bitterness & aroma with a refreshing finish.

Bock has a warm, toasty taste with rich, sweet caramels.

(After reading all of this, my head is spinning.  Too much information or too much beer?)         

    

5 comments:

Gullible said...

Remember the frog commercial? BUD... WIS... ER....

Thank goodness Coors light is uncomplicated.

Annie said...

Best snack? Dark Amber ale with a Bavarian crème paczki!! So yummy!! My recent beer was a cherry wheat. It was delicious!!! Great minds do think alike!! This is exactly how I try the different varieties of beer out there as well :)Think of all the fun we could have if we lived closer!! LOL!!

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

Annie: Your snack suggestion sounds awesome!! Cherry wheat...gotta get some!

If we lived closer we'd probably become bar flies! LOL

Linda McMann said...

Looks lovely again this year! I'm glad you have that to look forward to to get out of the harsh winter you have endured!
We've got lots of breweries here in Portland that are just waiting for your taste test! Come on out!

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

LINDA: I haven't met a beer yet that I didn't like. I might not love every one but I can drink them all. Although, I must admit I accidentally ordered a beer that was gluten free. That was tough to swallow!! Coming your way to taste test at the beer breweries sounds like a fun time. Who knows...maybe some day. :) Thanks for the great idea, Linda!!