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Different Brewing Styles of Germany

Beer unquestionably plays an integral part in German identity, both locally and internationally. Until the resurgence of creative brewing methods in the late-20th century and to some even to today, Germany is and has been considered by many to be the international capital of beer. 

Beer Spotlight10

Yeast and Pale Beer, from Pale Lagers to Pale Ales

Monday March 31, 2014

After diving into the different styles of pale ale, we've started to explore their bottom-fermented counterparts, pale lagers.

Keep an eye out for upcoming beer reviews and more in depth looks into beer across Europe.

Cheers!

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Pilsners and Kölsch beers and other European Beer Styles

Monday March 31, 2014

Continuing our dive into German beer styles this month, we've taken a deeper look into pilsner and kölsch styles of beer.

Pilsners are brewed using bottom-fermenting yeast (see our conversation on beer yeast for more detail) and originated in the Bohemian town of Plzen in the Czech Republic. Pilsner is a very common style in the Czech Republic as well as in Germany where for most of the past five hundred years, brewers have by law only been technically allowed to brew with bottom-fermenting lager yeast.

Kölsch is a top-fermented ale which is by definition brewed in Cologne, Germany that has grown in popularity internationally in the latter half of the 20th century.

If you've tried examples of the styles that we can't miss or that you want reviewed, leave a comment.

Cheers!

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Anchor Brewery Liberty Ale, Pale Ales and IPAs

Monday March 31, 2014

If you're still confused about the difference between pale ales, India pale ales and American pale ales, you're not alone. A great blog by Anchor Brewery, Ask Bob Brewer takes on the difficult task of clearing up a few of the differences between the styles in a recent post.

For some examples of different kinds of pale ale, check out our reviews of different styles like Dale's Pale Ale and Southern Tier's Live.

Cheers!

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Ommegang's Game of Thrones Fire & Blood Releases Nationwide this Monday

Sunday March 30, 2014

If dragons and White Walkers are more your brand of geek than Klingons, Brewery Ommegang is releasing the next release in their Game of Thrones line of beers this Monday, March 31st. Fire & Blood will aptly be a red ale, inspired by Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons.

It will be bottled at 6.8% ABV, brewed with a grain bill of pilsner, Cara-60, Midnight Wheat, flaked rye and spelt and seasoned with CTZ, Styrian Golding, Tettnang hops and Ancho chilies.

If Ancho chilies and spelt sound a little bit too out there for you, maybe beers brewed under the Reinheitsgebot are more up your alley. This month we've started to dive into the often misunderstood world of German beers, starting with a list of the principal styles of beer found in Germany.

Leave us a comment if you've had a beer we can't miss or that you want reviewed.

Cheers!

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