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50 Different Types of Beer

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Quicklist: Types of Beer

  1. Ale
  2. Wheat Beer
  3. Pale Ale
  4. India Pale Ale
  5. English Bitter
  6. Amber Ale
  7. Irish Red Ale
  8. Barley Wine
  9. Brown Ale
  10. Mild Ale
  11. Stout
  12. Porter
  13. Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
  14. Old Ale
  15. Belgian Ale
  16. Blonde Ale
  17. Saison
  18. Dubbel
  19. Tripel
  20. Lager
  21. Pale Lager
  22. Light Lager
  23. Pilsner
  24. Dortmunder
  25. Munich Helles
  26. Amber Lager
  27. Vienna Lager
  28. Oktoberfest Lager
  29. Rauchbier
  30. Bock
  31. Traditional Bock
  32. Maibock
  33. Doppelbock
  34. Eisbock
  35. Dark Lager
  36. Schwarzbier
  37. Munich Dunkel
  38. Lambic
  39. Faro
  40. Kriek Lambic
  41. Gueuze
  42. Fruit Lambic
  43. Japanese Rice Lager
  44. American Brett
  45. Wild Ale
  46. California Common
  47. New England IPA / Hazy IPA
  48. Sahti / Finnish Farmhouse Ale
  49. Mexican Lager
  50. Gruit

According to “A History of Beer in Ancient Europe” by Max Nelson, beer is the third most popular drink in the world after water and tea. While the brewing technique and the ingredients differ widely depending on the region of the world and the preferences of the local population, the basic definition of the drink remains the same. It is a fermented beverage with a high concentration of complex sugars and ethanol.

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Ale

Ale with froth on top

Ale is a beer that is brewed using a warm, fermented method. This results in a very sweet and full-bodied beverage with a fruity taste. While it was referred to a beer that was brewed without hops, certain types of ale now contain hops, replacing gruit as the bittering agents. Most ale has bittering agents that can balance out the malt and act as a preservative.

Wheat Beer

Beer made with wheat

Wheat beer is usually top-fermented. It’s named so because it substitutes wheat with the more common grain, barley. The main varieties of Wheat Beer include Weissbier and Witbier.

Pale Ale

Concentrated pale ale in a glass

Pale Ale is predominantly pale malt. It is made with the highest proportion of pale malts that result in a lighter color. The term came in to use during the early 18th century for beers that were made from malts and dried with coke. The coke brought about a lighter color.

India Pale Ale

When Pale Ale came to India, it quickly became the go-to choice for officers and traders in the East India Trading Company. The brewers were originally located near the East India Docks and so the demand rose. The beer was well-hopped and much different from the non-hopped pale ale beer popular in the United Kingdom at the time.

English Bitter

A glass of bitter beer

Bitter is a British-style Pale Ale that varies in color from light gold to a dark amber color. The concentration of alcohol varies from 3% to 7% by volume in any variation of Bitter. The Pale Ale earned its name during the mid-19th century when customers would ask for it in pubs to differentiate from Mild Ale.

Amber Ale

Amber ale with frothing at the top

This is a popular, emerging drink in Australia, France and North America. Amber Ale is brewed with a proportion of amber malt and at times, crystal malt. This produces the amber color that the ale is so famous for.

Irish Red Ale

Irish red ale

The earliest mention of the Irish Red Ale was in a 9th-century Irish poem. However, there have been sporadic mentions ever since and the Irish Red that is served today is very different from that mentioned in the poem. The modern version finds its roots in English Bitter and Pale Ale. The beer is deep reddish in color, resembling copper.

Barleywine

Barley wine

The concentration of alcohol in Barleywine can range between 6% – 11% or 8% – 12%. Perhaps one of the oldest styles of beer it has its roots in ancient Armenia as a fermented grain beverage mentioned by Greek historians Xenophon and Polybius. 

Brown Ale

Brown ale spilling over

Mild Ale started to be known as Brown Ale in the late 17th century. This ale is not produced the same way it was in the past as the earlier productions were brewed from 100% brown malt and lightly hopped. The practice of using brown malt as a base was stopped in the 19th century and brewers moved to pale malt instead.

Mild Ale

Lots of mild ale in various glasses.

Mild Ale was used to describe sweeter, much more sugary ale in the early 18th and 19th centuries as opposed to bitter beer. It is often interpreted as ale that is lightly hopped and has an alcohol concentration of 3% – 3.6%. It isn’t served as widely as it once was, and darker-colored beers labeled as mild have become less common throughout the world.

Stout

Stout ale being served in a wine glass.

This is a dark beer that includes Baltic Porter, Milk Stout and Imperial Stout. Its first official mention describes it as a beer made with roasted malts. Strong beers at the time with 7% – 8% concentration of alcohol were called ‘Stout Porters.’

Porter

Porter ale

Aa dark beer developed in London from hopped beers. These were made from brown malt and named Porter due to its popularity among street porters and river porters. Stout Porters were strong beers with higher concentrations of alcohol.

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

A strong form of Pale Ale traced back to Edinburgh, Scotland in the 19th century. It was brewed with moderate hopping and pale barley malt without any wheat. 

Old Ale

Glasses of old ale and a barrel.

OLd Ale refers to dark-colored beers with malty interiors in Britain. It has a concentration greater than 5% and is common to the regions of Australia and the United Kingdom. It was often served as a complimentary drink to Mild Ales in the past.

Belgian Ale

Belgian Ale beer

Belgian Ale refers to the beers that usually have less than 7% concentration of alcohol by volume. They range from light and golden-colored versions to dark and deep-red versions. Their body is light to medium, with a wide range of levels for hops and malts.

Blonde Ale

Often called Golden Ale, Blonde Ale is named aptly because of its straw blonde to medium blonde color. It has medium bitterness levels and is related to the traditional mass-market lagers. It originated in North America, with medium-hop bitterness and a slightly fruity flavor.

Saison

Pronounced ‘Season’, the Saison is a French beer that is highly carbonated. It’s fruity and spicy and bottle-conditioned. It was once brewed with low-alcohol levels, but the more modern ones have higher levels of alcohol.

Dubbel

This is a Belgian variety of beer that was brewed during the mid-10th century. It was first brewed in Westmalle Abbey, but the original recipe has been changed many times. It contains 6% – 8% alcohol by volume and is colored brown with an understated bitterness.

Tripel Beer

Tripel beer over a table.

A beer primarily drunk in the Lowlands region of the Netherlands and Belgium. It is strong Pale Ale from the Belgian Trappist beer tradition. The drink has now spread to the U.S. and other countries.

Lager

Lager beer

Lager is a beer that is prepared at low temperatures and ranges from pale or amber to very dark colors. It is the most widely consumed type of beer on the planet.

Pale Lager

Pale Lager has a very pale golden color but can be found with a slightly deep red color in some circumstances. The beer’s brewing process originated during the 19th century in Germany. It became popular with the local population and over the years spread to other regions such as Austria, Hungary, and gradually the rest of the world.

Light Lager

Golden lager

Light Lager beer has its origins in America. It is a light version of the premium lager that is commonly known around the world. It is brewed with a high amount of cereals like rice or corn. It is low in malt flavor.

Pilsner 

Taking its name from the Czech city of Pilsen, Pilsner was first produced there in 1842. It was the first blonde lager and is still produced in its original form today.

Dortmunder

This is a Pale Lager, influenced by Pilsner Lager. It makes up 10% of the beer sold in German shops.

Munich Helles

Munich Helles on coaster over a blue floral table mantel.

This beer is mostly found in Bavaria. Helles means blonde or light in German, and here it denotes the color of the beer. It is very easily discerned from Pilsner and has a muted hop character. It has a soft, malty accent and has a relatively short history, being first synthesized in the 19th century.

Amber Lager

Amber Lager

Amber lager is a widely available beer that contains both malt and hops. It is a medium-bodied lager and has a toasty caramel-like malt character. The bitterness ranges from low to medium-high.

Vienna Lager

Named for the city that it was made in and brewed with the three-step decoction process. The Munich, Pilsner, Vienna and Dextrin malts are used in it along with wheat malt. Subtle flavors of noble hops are used as well to give it a unique flavor profile.

Oktoberfest Lager

Oktoberfest lager

Refers to any type of beer that is served at Oktoberfest in Germany. The most common is Marzen or Marzenbier, which is German for March Beer (the month in which it is brewed and then stored for the fall harvest festival). It ranges from amber to dark brown and was synthesized in Bavaria.

Rauchbier

Smoked Beer is a type of beer with a smoky flavor. The flavor is imparted to the beer by using malted barley, which is dried over an open flame. It’s the best-known variant is the Schlenkerla beer sold in Bamberg, Germany.

Bock

Bock Lager on a concrete floor covered in autumn leaves.

Bock is a bottom-fermenting beverage that takes a long time to brew, often several months. It is kept in cold storage often in order to smoothen out the strong brew. Bock Beer is stronger than the typical lager in most cases.

Traditional Bock

Traditional bock beer

This beer was first synthesized in Eisbeck, Germany during the 14th century. Traditional Bock was brewed with a blend of herbs and spices for preservation purposes. It was one of the first beers to use hops as a bittering agent.

Maibock

Maibock is a strong lager with 6.3% to 7.2% alcohol by volume. In some cases, the concentration can go as high as 12%. It became popular in Bavaria after it was first brewed in the 13th century and was nicknamed Ein Bock, which means ‘Billy Goat.’ Brands selling this variation often have goats on their label.

Doppelbock

Doppelbock beer

Doppelbock or Double Bock is a stronger version of the traditional Bock that is brewed in Germany. The doppelbock was originally very high in sugar content and was thought of as liquid bread for Friars during times of fasting. It has very strong flavors and alcoholic content today, ranging from 7% to 12% alcohol by volume.

Eisbock

Display of Eisbock beers in a store.

Called the summit of Bock Beers, Eisbock Beer is possibly the strongest of the bock beers. It is made stronger than other beers by freezing and has a legendary story about its discovery.

Dark Lager

Dark Lager in wine glasses.

Dark Lagers are called so because of their deep, dark colors. Dark Lagers are generally very bitter, but there are sweet variants that don’t taste like stouts or porters.

Schwarzbier

Schwarzbier, or Black Beer, is a Dark Lager that finds its origin in Germany. Though not an especially bitter beer, with an alcohol concentration of 5%, the lager is exceptionally dark, since it’s made from roasted malt. It’s made using cool fermentation and dark malts. It is called Malta in Chile.

Munich Dunkel

Dunkel was originally served in Munich and throughout Bavaria. The beer has a mild alcohol concentration of 5.5% with a dark color and a malty flavor. It is brewed using larger yeasts than other beers.

Lambic

Lambic is a beer that is brewed in the Pajottenland region of Belgium. The Lambic Beers include those fermented through exposure to wild yeasts and bacteria that are native to the Zenne Valley. This process allows the beer to get a very distinctive flavor. It is dry, vinous and cider heavy. It also has a sour aftertaste.

Faro

Faro Lambic

Faro is a low-concentration alcohol beer that is light and has large quantities of brown sugar added to it. It can also be prepared with herbs and sugar, which is usually added before serving. There was originally no carbonation added to it, but that has changed over time. It is pasteurized to prevent re-fermentation.

Kriek Lambic

This is a Belgian-style beer that is made with sour Morello cherries. They are called the Schaarbeekse krieken. Some brewers have now replaced them with other varieties of cherries.

Gueuze

Tray of Gueuze mugs

This is a type of Lambic which is made with blending young and old Lambics which can be one to three years old, respectively. The mixture is then bottled for a second fermentation. The blended beers contain enough sugar to be fermented a second time.

Fruit Lambic

Fruit lambic in a glass

Fruit Lambic is also known as Cassis, Framboise and Peche, among other names. It takes the color and flavor of the fruit that is used to make it and can be dry or sweet, clear, or cloudy, depending on the ingredients used.

Japanese Rice Lager

Japanese Rice Lager is a gluten-free drink derived from adding a high percentage of rice to barley malt. Brewers add rice because it is aroma free and yields clear-tasting beer. Rice also contributes to this lager’s sweetness, crispness and clarity.

The History of Japanese Rice Lager dates back to 1876. Seibei Nakagawa, the first Japanese German-trained brewmaster, combined German brewing techniques with traditional Japanese artistry to produce a refreshing biru. Also known as Sapporo, the biru is the oldest Japanese Rice Lager brand.

In 1892, Asahi group holdings launched Asahi super dry rice lager for the Japanese market. It was originally named ‘Karakuchi,’ meaning dry or spicy alcohol. However, it was bitter and less popular. Asahi modified the lager into a new brew with a new flavor, inspired by Karakuchi dryness with a crisp, clean finish.

American Brett

American Brett is a modern beer made with Brettanomyces, popularly known as Brett. Brewers in the 19th century used Brett instead of Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, which ferments beer quickly and predictably.

Brett is wild, unpredictable, and takes longer to process. Although it was originally perceived as a brewer’s enemy because of its potential to spoil beer, it was preferred because of its ability to produce funky flavors.

American Brett flavors range from fruity tropical or berry to funky, earthy and barnyard flavors. Some popular Brett brands include Brett Pale Ale, Touch of Brett and Pit Caribou Brett.

Wild Ale

Wild Ale is an American-style sour beer made by fermentation using wild yeast and Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. It has a funky flavor, including barnyard, sour cherry and earthy. Brewers usually use Brettanomyces as the wild yeast, hence the name Wild Ale.

Several subtypes of Wild aAle include Lambic, American Wild Ale, Brett Beers, Oud Bruins and ultimate wild beers. Lambic ales are brewed by spontaneous fermentation by yeast and bacteria from the natural environment.

Brewers leave the wort in a large open pan over a long period before bottling to allow multiple yeast and bacteria to colonize it. On the other hand, American Wild Ale has a slightly different brewing method. Although it’s spontaneously brewed like Lambic, the wild yeast is purchased from a lab.

California Common

Also known as Steam Beer, California Common is a yeast lager fermented at warm temperatures (60-70 degrees Fahrenheit), unlike normal lager fermented at lower temperatures (35-50 degrees Fahrenheit). It dates back to 1848 during the California gold rush, and was considered a cheap beer for the working class.

There were 25 brewing companies at the time in San Francisco alone. However, California Common almost vanished from the market by 1965, with only Anchor Brewing Company producing it. Fritz Maytag came to the rescue and his former company is still brewing California Common today.

California Common is moderately malty and of medium heaviness. It has a dry finish and moderate bitterness, with higher carbonation than a standard American Ale. The Northern brewer hops give it a mild caramel and toasted flavor.

New England IPA/Hazy IPA

New England IPA is a version of American Indian Pale Ale with a misty appearance, deep aroma and flavor, and smoother. The ale originates from Vermont, New England 2011. When experimenting with IPA, John Kimmich of Alchemist Beer first brewed it in 2004. He didn’t filter or pasteurize the Indian Ale to preserve its shelf life. As a result, the ale got thicker, with a rich flavor and aroma. It was also murky, hence the name Hazy IPA.

Hazy IPA differs from regular IPA because brewers add more hops after boiling the wort and during fermentation. Brewers also use special yeast strains to produce fruity esters that boost flavor. The esters also leave residues that give the beer a special haze — National brands of Hazy IPA’s include Sierra Nevada, Ninkasi, Blue Point and Samuel Adams with hundreds of regional breweries adding their own creations. 

Sahti

Sahti is a traditional dark brown Finnish beer made from fermented barley with juniper berries and twigs instead of hops. It dates back to the 1930s when anthropologists discovered sahti barrels in a vintage shipwreck in Norway.

Lammin Sahti first brewed this beer in 1987 for commercial purposes. Brewers still employ traditional mashing procedures at controlled temperatures using hot stones. They then run a hot mixture of juniper berries and twigs to collect the wort for fermentation. It has a pale yellow to dark brown color, is moderately thick, with a fruity flavor. Sahti brands include Sahti Claws, Kivisahti, Nordic and Bare Bear,

Mexican Lager

Mexican Lager is pale lager containing flaked maize. Brewers added maize to boost its clarity and crispness. The lager is originally Vienna Lager and dates back to the 19th century when Australian and German immigrants settled in Mexico, bringing lager brewing recipes. The immigrants used locally farmed maize to brew Vienna.

The Major Mexican Lager brewery was established in 1890 by Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc, although smaller breweries increased the competition. Although most breweries couldn’t stand the competition, Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc (the now Heineken group) and Grupo Modelo still brew Mexican Lager to date. The most famous brands include Corona, Pacifico and Modelo Especial.

Gruit

Gruit is a special mixture using herbs instead of hops for beer flavoring. Brewers use yarrow, elderflower, myrtle and horehound herbs. Gruit originated from Germany, Netherlands and Belgium in the 10th century. The use of herbs was very popular until the 15th century, when the reinheitsgebot (German Purity Rule) was introduced in 1516 by Duke Wilheim IV. The rule dictated that beer should only contain water, barley and hops.

Gruit is slowly returning to the market because of its aphrodisiac and psychotropic properties. However, users should note that gruit is highly intoxicating — some of the popular brands including New Belgium, Lamb’s wool, etc.

Best Type of Beer for Various Occasions and Recipes

Best Beer for a Wedding

There are a couple of factors to consider when providing beer for a wedding: you want something that’s a crowd-pleaser that every guest can enjoy, but you also want something that the bride and groom enjoy drinking and reflects their taste.

That sounds like a hard compromise to make, but there are plenty of beers with a distinctive, special taste that is also highly popular and successful. Sierra Nevada is a great choice, especially if you’re an IPA fan: it’s got a hops-heavy taste but it’s light and crisp enough to satisfy all.

Guinness is a safe bet too, along with Blue Moon and Sam Adams. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from serving multiple kinds of beer at your wedding.

Best Beer for a Party

The answer here depends on what kind of party you’re throwing, obviously, but Pabst Blue Ribbon deserves a mention right off the bat. PBR is the quintessential party beer, known for its early 2010s hipster popularity and college party reputation.

For casual parties with a younger crowd, a light, crisp, cheap, and preferably cold beer like Pabst is the way to go. Other beers that you can sling over your shoulder in a 12-pack on the way home from the liquor store are Coors Light, Coors Banquet, Budweiser, Corona and Miller High Life.

Best Beer for Corned Beef

If you’re making Irish corned beef brisket, the best beer to use in the recipe is a good old-fashioned stout like Sam Adams Stout or Guinness, the best-known Irish beer.

Stout is a dark, thick, frothy, sweet, and sweet variety of beer that helps tenderize the brisket. It’s mixed with beef broth, boiled, and poured over the meat before it’s baked when making this traditional dish.

Best Beer for Beer Batter

Lots of beers work for batter-frying, and the type of beer you use depends greatly on what you’re cooking.

Just remember: IPAs will make everything taste bitter and are generally a bad idea for batter-frying. Lighter ales or lagers like Pabst Blue Ribbon or Budweiser work best for fish — just don’t use a stout or a porter as it will overpower the fish. Otherwise, you can try any combination of fried food and beer batter you like.

Beer Pairings

Best Beer and Steak

For a steak, you’ll generally want a light, crisp beer to counterbalance the beef’s hearty, meaty flavor. Filet mignon goes well with a blonde pilsner, and a flatiron steak goes well with a Vienna lager. 

Best Beer for Pizza

Pizza’s salty, meaty, cheesy, greasy flavor needs a refreshing, light-tasting beer to complement it. Some great options are Stella Artois, Sam Adams Boston Lager or Allagash White. 

Best Beer with Chili

If you’re adding beer to chili to add some subtlety to the flavor, a frothy, rich beer like a Porter, Pilsner, or Stout is the way to go. As a pairing on the side for chili, a blonde, crisp beer like Corona, Pacifico or Modelo works well.

Best Beer with Indian Food

Indian foods tend to feature hot spices, root vegetables and grilled meats. A brown ale complements the earthy richness of the meat and veggies and adds some body to the hot spices. Sweetwater Georgia Brown, Newcastle Brown Ale or Brooklyn Brown ale are some standout options.

Best Beer with Salmon

Salmon has a buttery, rich flavor that can work with a variety of flavor profiles. Salmon is often paired with pungent flavors like lemon or garlic, and a brown or blonde ale can help even out the flavor and add some contrast to the meal.

Best Beer with Sushi

Traditionally, Sushi is most commonly paired with a rice lager like Sapporo, Asahi or Kirin, if only because these beers come from the same culinary tradition. These beers are mild and the flavor of the sushi dominates. You can also pair sushi with a hops-forward, earthy pilsner if you want to complement and emphasize the subtle flavors in the sushi.

Best Beer with Chinese Food

Chinese restaurants typically don’t emphasize their drink options, but they’re sure to have crisp imported Chinese rice beer that plays well with the medium spiciness and umami flavor of Chinese food. Other blonde beers like pilsners or lagers can play the same role, and IPAs complement the earthiness of some dishes.

Best Beer with Thai Food

A pungent, citrus-heavy IPA is great for the heavy, complex flavors of rich Thai dishes. If you want to cool off from Thai food’s strong spiciness, a crisp, light rice beer or light ale or lager works well.

Best Beer with Curry

Vindaloo and spicy curries pair well with the toasty, toffee-like character of brown ales. Lighter beers like blonde ales or light lagers pair best with milder Indian dishes like coconut-based curry.

Top Brands of Breweries

Guinness

Guinness beer.

This dark stout was founded by Arthur Guinness in 1759. Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a brewery in a brewery in Dublin, Ireland, where the beer is brewed to this day.

“Arthur took the porter style of beer that originated in England and made it his own,” says Amy Beers, a certified cicerone. “Then he sold it back to England.”

Today, Guinness offers many beers. Its brews include the original draught, porters, IPAs, and its blonde American lager. The Guinness brewery is one of Dublin’s most popular tourist attractions.

Becks

Becks beer.

Becks began in Bremen, Germany back in 1873. It was the first of many German breweries to bottle its beers in green bottles. Every year, tourists visit the original brewery.

The Becks pilsner is popular with beer drinkers across the globe. It’s known for its rich head and balanced flavors. People also praise the beer for its malty sweetness.

Leffe

Leffe beer.

Leffe uses one of the world’s oldest beer recipes! It was originally brewed by monks in a Belgian abbey back in 1240. In 1952, Albert Lootvoet and Abbot Nys began brewing beer with the same recipe.

Today, Leffe offers many different abbey beers. Popular brews include the Leffe Nectar and the bottle-conditioned Leffe Tripel. The brand is famous for its high alcohol content and subtle flavors.

Bira 91

Bira 91 beer.

This modern Indian craft beer brand launched in 2015. Today, it has four breweries in Indian and is enjoyed in over 500 cities worldwide.

The brand focuses on playful and unique flavors. Every week, it introduces an experimental brew at its flagship taproom. Popular brews include the Bira Blonde and Bira White.

Asahi

Asahi beer.

Asahi began in Osaka, Japan in 1889. It is popular worldwide thanks to its crisp flavors and smooth finish.
The brand’s most famous brew is the Asahi Super Dry, a dry lager. This beer is credited with popularizing dry beers in Japan. The brand also offers other types of brews, like dark lagers and stouts.

Schöfferhofer

Schöfferhofer beer.

This German beer brand was inspired by printer and publisher Peter Schöffer. It’s made in Frankfurt and is the first wheat beer brewed outside of Bavaria.

People love Schöfferhofer for its unique flavor combinations. In 2007, the brand introduced the first-ever Hefeweizen grapefruit beer.

James Boags

James Boags beer.

In 1883, James Boags came to Tasmania for its pure water. He soon launched a brewery. He used Tasmanian water and high-quality local ingredients to make a premium beer.

The brand is still brewed in Tasmania but is now sold worldwide. It’s famous for its smooth premium lager. Other brews include draughts and ales.

Stella Artois

Stella Artois beer.

This Belgian beer brand began back in 1366. It started out as a tavern that brewed beer for hunters! The tavern was purchased by Sébastien Artois in 1717.

Today, Stella Artois is brewed in Belgium and the United Kingdom and is sold worldwide. It is best known for its original pilsner.

Heineken

Heineken beer.

This Dutch beer brewer has been around for over 140 years! At first, Heineken was known for its dark ales. Founder Gerard Adriaan Heineken put his brewery on the map when he launched a clear golden lager.

“He positioned his pilsner as a gentleman’s beer,” says Matthieu Jacobs, historian. “From then on, they started producing a premium alternative to their traditional dark ales.”

Today, Heineken is one of the world’s top beer brands. It’s famous for its lagers and its premium ingredients.

BeerDog

BeerDog beer.

BeerDog is one of the United Kingdom’s top alternative beer brands. Founders Martin Dickie and James Watt launched the Scottish brand in 2007.

The brand is best known for its ales and lagers. All of its beers are free of chemicals and preservatives. Everything is brewed with care and made with premium ingredients!

Corona

Corona beer.

Corona launched in Mexico in 1925. Tourists soon flocked to the region to enjoy the light, refreshing beer. The brand soon expanded and is now sold worldwide.

While plenty of people enjoy Corona alone, it’s also used in cocktails. The beer is typically served with lime or lemon wedges. It’s the most popular imported beer in the United States.

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company.

This beer brand launched in Lagunitas, CA in 1993. The founder, Tony Magee, had a passion for homebrew beer. It’s known for its unique, hop-forward beers.

While Lagunitas was originally a craft brewery, it was purchased by Heineken in 2017. Today, it can be found in more than 20 countries worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is beer gluten-free?

Traditional beer is not gluten-free. Malted barley and hops are ingredients in beer. In addition, wheat is often used as a beer ingredient. Both barley and wheat are not gluten-free. There is gluten-free beer available, but you should read the label carefully to ensure that it is truly gluten-free.

How many beers are in a keg?

A full-size keg is a half barrel. A half barrel contains 15.5 gallons, which is equal to 124 pints. This is the same as 165 bottles that are 12 ounces. Finally, it is possible to get a pony key, which is a quarter barrel. This size keg holds 7.75 gallons, which is 62 pints. This is equivalent to 83 bottles that are 12 ounces. 

Does beer go bad? Can you drink expired beer?

Beer can go bad, but that does not mean it is not safe to drink. However, it no longer tastes good or may taste flat. ‘Skunked’ is a term that is used to refer to beer that has gone bad. 

Is beer good for you?

Some studies show that beer can be good for you. For example, some beer, especially dark beer, has antioxidants. Antioxidants fight the free radicals in your body, which can help reduce the risk of certain cancer. It may even be able to reduce your risk of heart disease. 

How many beers are in a case?

There are 24 beers in a case. 

How many beers is .08?

While many things impact your blood alcohol content, such as weight, it is generally believed that it takes about four to five 12-ounce beers to reach .08.

How many beers are in a pitcher?

A pitcher typically holds 60 fluid ounces or 1.77 liters of beer. A pitcher holds about 3.75 pints of beer. You can find pitchers that hold 32 ounces or 48 ounces of beer.

How is beer made?

While making beer is an art, with each beer having its own unique flavor, there is a simple explanation for making beer. First, beer is made by milling grain of different types of malt to create grist. It is then mixed with hot water to break down the starch of the malt into sugar. Wort is then separated from the grain. Next, it is boiled, and then hops are added. Malt and hops are then removed from the mixture before it is cooled. Next, the mixture is fermented with yeast. It is then filtered, carbonated, and moved to a beer tank. 

Does beer have sugar?

Regular beer is sugar-free. Light beer has less than one gram. 

When is national beer day?

National Beer Day is April 7th.

When was beer invented?

The first proof of beer any type of production of beer was around the period 3500 – 3100 BCE in Mesopotamia. It is also believed that the first beer was brewed around 7000 BCE by the ancient Chinese. 

Does beer make you fat?

In moderation, it does not seem that drinking beer daily causes an increase in body weight. This daily amount is less than about 17 ounces. However, drinking more than that regularly could cause weight gain.

How long does beer stay in your system?

It takes about 25 hours for beer to completely leave your system. It has a half-life of roughly four to five hours. That is the amount of time it takes your body to get rid of half of the alcohol. 

How many beers are in a pony keg? 

A pony keg has about 83 12-ounce glasses of beer.

Does beer dehydrate you?

Yes, beer can dehydrate you because it is a diuretic, which removes fluid from your body faster than other liquids. 

How many beers equal a shot?

One beer is the equivalent of a shot of alcohol. 

What beer has the highest alcohol content?

Brewmeister Snake Venom has an alcohol content of 67.5 percent, which is the highest in the world. 

Does beer have caffeine?

No, there is no caffeine in beer. 

Is beer bad for cholesterol?

Beer is not necessarily bad for cholesterol. Some believe that one beer per day can improve HDL cholesterol. However, heavy drinking can have the opposite effect and raise total cholesterol and impair the health of your heart. 

Does beer have carbs?

Yes, often beer is high in carbs.

Can you drink beer on keto?

Beer is not recommended on the keto diet. 

What beer has the least calories?

Tennent’s Light has a lager that has 66 calories per bottle. This is close to the same calorie content as alcohol-free beer. 

Can beer cause heartburn?

Yes, it is possible that beer may cause you to have heartburn. Alcohol can increase the chances of you having GERD and heartburn. 

Are beer bottles recyclable?

Yes, beer bottles can be recycled. Beer bottles are among the most recyclable materials in the U.S.

Why is beer carbonated?

Carbonation occurs naturally in beer when the yeast converts sugar to CO2. However, CO2 cannot escape, so it goes into the beer and changes it to carbonic acid.

Can beer get moldy?

Yes, it is possible for beer to get moldy. It appears as a discolored and fuzzy substance on the top of the beer. It can be skimmed from the top. Mold will only grow on the top because it cannot survive inside the beer due to the alcohol. 

Final Thoughts

There is a myriad of tasty and delicious beers around the world. You can take your pick of taste and the type of fruit or grain that they are made from. The long history behind fermenting these nectars of the gods is rich and old, hence they aren’t just a cultural symbol of the region they are served in, they are a huge part of human history.