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Beer - Varieties


25 May 2017

What's more refreshing on a hot summer day than a nice cold beer. Beer has been around for many years and will probably be around for many more. A beer is any variety of alcoholic beverages produced by the fermentation of starchy material derived from grains or other plant sources. The production of beer and some other alcoholic beverages is often called brewing. Most every culture has their own tradition and the own take on beer, thus producing many different styles and variations. Knowing about Varieties of beer is a very skillful technique which can be achieved by joining Hotel management institutes in Delhi.

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The classification of different beer types comes from how they are made. The first distinction is top-fermenting vs. bottom-fermenting, i.e. does the yeast get thrown in on top and work its way down the mash, or is it the reverse.

Top Fermenting = Ale

Bottom Fermenting = Lager

In general, lager yeasts are more sensitive to temperature control during brewing and result in a subtler and cleaner flavor. Pilsners and most German beers are of this type. Ales tend to have a larger variety of yeast strains used, so don't have as consistent profile as lagers.

Ale is any beer that is brewed using only top-fermenting yeasts, and typically at 15-25 degree centigrade relatively higher temperatures than lager yeast. Because ale yeasts cannot fully ferment some sugars, they produce esters in addition to alcohol, and the result is a more flavorful beer with a slightly "flowery" or "fruity" aroma resembling but not limited to apple, pear, pineapple, grass, hay, plum or prune. Stylistic differences among ales are more varied than those found among lagers, and many ale styles are difficult to categorize.

There are five main sub-categories of ale beer which are: Barley wine, Bitter, Pale ale, Porter and stout. Despite its name, barley wine is indeed ale. It has a hearty, sweet malt flavor which is offset by a strong and bitter flavoring from the hops for balance.

Lagers are the most commonly-consumed category of beer in the world. They are of Central European origin, taking their name from the German word “lagern”, which means "to store". Lager yeast is bottom-fermenting yeast, and typically undergoes primary fermentation5-9 degree centigrade and then is given a long secondary fermentation .During the secondary stage, the lager clears and mellows.

The five main sub-categories of lagers are: Pilsner, Bock, Dortmunder, Dopplebock The average strength of beer approx 4percent by volume but there are beer with the alcoholic percentage of 10 percent.

There are many brands of beer around the world, These are few famous brands of lager and ale beer

Brand names of some Lager beer

Victory Helles, Gold lager, Sierra Nevadas, Guinesse, Black lager, Amber lager

Brand names of some Ale beer

Black Sheep, Goose Island, Chimay