Introduction to Bock Beer

A strong malty bottom-fermented lager, the bock beer provides some sweet seasonal cheer when the weather turns sour. Respite From the Gloom During the long harsh German winters light lager offers limited respite from the biting gloom and so brewers have long since decided that beers that offer more in …

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Introduction to Altbier

Harking back to a time before pale lagers swamped the German brewing industry, Altbier is one of only a handful of traditional Germanic ales that remain. The Lager Threat The arrival of the new pale lager style beer in the 1800s marked a major shift in German brewing culture. As …

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The Fate of English Mild Beer

Once the most popular beer in the British Isles, the English mild fell dramatically out of favour in the 1960s, but its fortunes are on the rise again. Conflicting Emotions As recent as the 1960s “a pint of mild” would have been one of the most popular requests at bars …

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Why India is Renowned for its Pale Ale?

One of Britain’s most popular beer styles, India Pale Ale’s name harks back to a time when it was produced to quench the thirsts of Brits abroad in the Indian subcontinent. The Popular Story Although better known today as IPA, its full title of India Pale Ale is an evocative …

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Low Alcohol Beer

Many people frown upon the notion of low alcohol beer citing the fact that it does not have the same effects as ordinary beer which – when drank in large quantities – can induce feelings of giddiness and drunkenness. Why Have Low Alcohol Beer? Principally the purpose of low alcohol …

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