The Basics of Beer
From Bryce Eddings, former About.com Guide
Did you know that all beer is either a lager or an ale? This is the most important distinction of beer and all beer styles fall into one of these two categories.
Humans have been making beer for longer than recorded history. Some historians even claim that the needs of beer production led to the first human settlements when nomadic hunters had to stay in one place to watch their grain crops. Beer and humanity have been inseparable since.
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Of all the nations and cultures of the world none other have the reputation for knowing beer like the Germans.
For perfectly balanced ales and a long, reverent history with beer look no further that the British Isles.
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Expand Your Knowledge
The best way to start to get to know all of the different styles of beer is to just jump in and start tasting.