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What is beer?

  • Beer is a liquid that has alcohol in it to drink
  • Beer define: A drink that has alcohol in it, and usually made by malted cereal grains, hops and yeast

What are the different types of beers?

There are 2 types of beers – Lager and Ale. The difference is the yeast used in making the beer. So the Difference between Ales and Lagers is the yeast used during beer making.

  • Lager is when the yeast used ferment on top of the brew, and it ferments at a cooler temperature (46 – 55 F; 7.5 – 12.5 C).
  • Ale is when the yeast ferments at the bottom of the brew, and it ferments at a warmer temperature (65 – 76 F; 18.5 – 24.5 C).

Read up more on How is Beer Categorised.

Beer Style: Inside the 2 types of beers, there are MANY different styles of beer:

  • Lager:
    • Pale Lager
    • Pilsner
    • Light Lager
      • American Light Beer
    • Dark Lager
  • Ale:
    • Porter
      • Brown
      • Robust
      • Baltic
    • Stout
      • Dry
      • Sweet
      • Oatmeal
      • Foreign
      • Russian Imperial
    • Brown Ale
      • Mild
      • English Brown
      • American Brown
    • Amber/Red Ale
      • Irish Red
      • Amber Ale
      • Scottish Ale
        • malt accented with a variety of caramel, nutty and tasty flavours
        • Scottish Ale
          • soft and chewy malt character that can be seem like caramel or toffee, and can range in colour from golden amber to deep brown
    • Pale Ale
      • American Pale Ale
      • India Pale Ale IPA
      • Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
      • Oridnary Bitter
      • Special Best Bitter
      • Extra Special Bitter ESB
    • Strong Ale
      • American Barleywine
        • This is actually a beer. It’s the strongest type of beer – 8% – 12% Alcohol by Volume ABV
        • English Barleywine
      • Scotch Ale
      • Old Ale
    • Belgian Trappist/Abbey
      • Dubbel
      • Tripel
      • Quadrupel
    • Belgian Ale
      • Golden/Blonde
      • Saison
      • Biere De Garde
    • Belgian Sour Beer
      • Flanders Red
      • Flanders Brown/Oud Bruin
    • Wheat Beer
      • Hefeweizen
      • Dunkelweizen
      • American Wheat Ale
      • Berliner Weisse
      • Witbier
    • Spontaneously Fermented Beer
      • Lambic
      • Gueuze
      • Fruit Lambic
    • Specialty Ale
      • Herb and Spice
      • Fruit
        • Lime
      • Winter Warmers/Holiday Beers
      • Smoke
      • Honey
  • Bitters
  • Roggenbier
  • Russian Imperial Stout
  • Cream
  • German Bock
  • Wild and Sour Ale
  • Marzen
  • English Bitter Ale
  • Belgian Witbier
  • German Weizen
  • Wild Ales
  • Pilsner
  • Porter
  • Bock
  • Weissbier
  • Kolsch
  • Malt Liquor
  • Malt

[Source: Ale Chart]

Ale Beer Style By Country:

  • Belgium
    • Abbey
    • Belgian Brown
    • Golden/Blonde
    • Lambic
    • Red
    • Saison
    • Trappist
    • White (Wit) Bier
  • Germany
    • Alt Bier
    • Beliner Weisse
    • Dunkel-weizen
    • Hefe-weizen
    • Bock
  • England
    • Barley Wine
    • Bitters English
    • Ordinary Bitter
    • Special Bitter
    • Extra Special Bitter ESB
    • English Brown
    • India Pale Ale IPA
    • Pale Ale
    • Porter
    • Oatmeal Stout
    • Sweet Stout or Cream Stout
    • Strong Ale
  • Scotland
    • Scotch Ale
    • Scottish Ale
    • Scottish Light Ale
    • Scottish Heavy Ale
    • Scottish Export Ale
  • Ireland
    • Dry Stout
  • France
    • Bier de Garde
  • Varying Countries
    • Foreign-style Stout
    • Imperial Stout
    • Winter Warmers

Lager Beer Style by Country:

  • Germany
    • Bock
    • Dortmunder/Export
    • German Helles
    • Munich-style Dunkels
    • Doppelbocks
    • Pilsners
      • German style Pilsners
      • Oktoberfest
      • Rauchbier (smoked)
  • Czech Pilsners
  • Bohemian Pilsners

 

What is Top Fermentation?

What is Bottom Fermentation?

What is Spontaneous Fermentation?

Hybrid and Specialty Beers

What is Beer?

  • Cereal Grains
  • water
  • Spices (usually hops)
  • Yeast

Grains

Malted Grains gives sugars that’s fermented by yeast to make alcohol. The main colour of beer is from the grains. Malted grains is the main factor to the beer’s flavour and aroma (link: What is Malted Grains?)

  • How to make Beer
    • Zeasts, Hops, temperature variation can change a beer a lot
  • How to taste Beer
  • Who they are, and who’s behind the beer
  • Basics of Brewing Beer
  • Cultured Zeast
    • Recollect zeast from a bottled beer
  • Why is 5 gallon (19L) standard homebrew size?
    • originated from 5 gallon cowboys, and cornelius kegs.
  • Homebrew Awesomeness
  • Brew beer for free at Auto Brew – sign up for future updates when this is available in Perth, Western Australia
    • Bring your own ingredients and brew at Auto Brew for free. Just pay for electricity and cleaning costs – $10
    • Buy ingredients from Auto Brew and brew for free at Auto Brew – just pay for electricity, cleaning costs, and ingredients – $10 plus ingredients
  • The soul of Beer [Source]
    • Malt, grain build, fermentable carbohydrates
  • Cleaning:
    • Starsan to be effective it needs to have pH below 3
  • How to Zest an orange