Is Budweiser American?

Dec 8, 2017

Budweiser is an American beer, but the original Budweiser comes from the southern Czech city of České Budějovice (“Budweis” in German), where brewing has been going on since long before Columbus bumped into America. A tour at the beloved local Budweiser, also called Budvar, is a pilgrimage for many lager lovers. T ...

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What is Trappist Beer

May 31, 2016

Trappist beer is brewed by Trappist breweries. Eleven monasteries — six in Belgium, two in the Netherlands and one each in Austria, Italy and United States — currently brew beer and sell it as Authentic Trappist Product. The order takes its name from La Trappe Abbey or La Grande Trappe, located in the French province of Normandy. A reform movement began there in 1664, in reaction to the relaxation of practices in many Cistercian monasteries. Trappist beers are all top-fermented, including La Trappe Bockbier, and mainly bottle conditioned. Trappist breweries use various systems of nomenclature for the different beers produced ...

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Is Stout and Porter the same thing?

Nov 3, 2015

What is a Stout? Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters, typically 7% or 8%, produced by a brewery. There are a number of variations including Baltic porter, dry stout and imperial stout. Some popular stouts are: Guinness, Donnybrook Stout, Yeti Imperial Stout, Black Chocolate Stout and Darkness Stout What is a Porter Beer? Porter is a dark, almost black, fruity-dry, top fermenting style. An ale, porter is brewed with a combination of roasted malt to impart flavor, color ...

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What does hefeweizen mean

Aug 17, 2015

Hefe” means yeast, and “Weizen” means wheat, so Hefeweizen is “yeast wheat.” Germans and Europeans in general prefer to call the brew Weissbier, while North Americans prefer the term Hefeweizen. The beer is yeast turbid, because it is unfiltered. ...

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Do Weissbiers ferment inside my glass wile pouring

Aug 16, 2015

NO NO NO!!! This is a common phrase we hear in Cyprus about weissbiers (AKA White Beers). A lot of people get confused with the yeast at the bottom of the bottle where experienced barmen and waters gently mix with the remaining beer. The yeast is an essential part of the pour and gives Weissbier its distinct flavor. This does not mean that the beer is fermenting!!! Do not be confused, I am not saying that bottle conditioning is bad, it is different. Studies have shown that priming and bottle conditioning is a very unique form of fermentation due to ...

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Is it true that The White House brews it’s own beer?

Jun 24, 2015

The answer is YES!!! White House Honey Ale is the first beer known to have been brewed in the White House.The process began in January 2011 at the request of President Barack Obama who purchased the home-brewing kit using his personal funds. As of 2012, three styles have been brewed in addition to Honey Ale: White House Honey Blonde Ale, White House Honey Porter and White House Honey Brown. If you want to brew your own white house beer here are the recipes THE WHITE HOUSE HONEY PORTER THE WHITE HOUSE HONEY ALE   ...

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Canned, bottled or draught Beer?

Jun 7, 2015

Does it really Matter? Any serious beer drinker should be screaming a resounding, “Yes!” to that question. Although you may not know the exact reasons for the difference of a bottled to a canned to a draught beer, each method of storage can change the taste and aromas of Beer. While some beers may only come in one option, most of beers at least come in a bottle and draught. Is one better than the other? That’s typically for you to decide. Let’s review the pros and cons of each to help you understand why certain beers may be better served in a specific package. Draught Beer Draught ...

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Sour Beers

Jun 3, 2015

At one time, all beers were sour to some degree. As pure yeast cultures were not available, the starter used from one batch to another usually contained some wild yeast and bacteria. Unlike modern brewing, which is done in a sterile environment to guard against the intrusion of wild yeast, sour beers are made by intentionally allowing wild yeast strains or bacteria into the brew. Traditionally, Belgian brewers allowed wild yeast to enter the brew naturally through the barrels or during the cooling of the wort in a coolship open to the outside air – an unpredictable process that many modern brewers ...

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What is Amber Ale

Jun 1, 2015

Amber ale is a term used in Australia, France and North America for pale ales brewed with a proportion of amber malt and sometimes crystal malt to produce an amber colour generally ranging from light copper to light brown. A small amount of crystal or other coloured malt is added to the basic pale ale base to produce a slightly darker colour, as in some Irish and British pale ales. In France the term “ambrée” is used to signify a beer, either cold or warm fermented, which is amber in colour; the beer, as in Pelforth Ambrée and Fischer Amber, may be ...

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What does T.G.I.B.F. mean

May 22, 2015

We know that T.G.I.B.F. has a lot of alternative meanings. Here at means Thank God It’s BEER Friday And from now on, this is what it shall mean!!!! ...

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