Although many people still believe that beer is a substance that should be consumed as cold as possible, craft breweries are becoming increasingly popular all over the country that are changing the way that the average American thinks about beer. Beer and food pairing are becoming more well-known, and many consumers are beginning to consider quality beer as more than just a cold beverage for a hot day or a catalyst to getting a “buzz.”
Choosing the right beer is highly Read the rest of this entry »
Brewing quality beer has many aspects associated with it and is open to interpretation and to experimentation. Many different styles are available, often with very different flavors and tastes, which can all be brewed to coincide with your taste buds.
Quality beer has quality ingredients. Although ingredients will fluctuate in accordance with the exact recipe, most recipes include a steeping grain, a yeast strain, a malt, some sugar added, and a variety of hops. All of Read the rest of this entry »
Many beer fans know that they enjoy beer, but they have a difficult time distinguishing one type of beer from another. Although the words “ale” and “lager” are known to cause quizzical looks, it is quite easy to understand the differences between the two.
Beer is a broad term to describe both ales and lagers, so all ales and lagers are types of beer. Ales were the first type of beer to be created, and they are Read the rest of this entry »
How many different beers does each brewery make? This is something that thousands of people have likely wondered at some point in their lives. The answer to this question is actually fairly complicated. There are hundreds of breweries of various sizes in existence right now all over the world. The number of beverages manufactured at these places depends on the size and capabilities of each location. Small craft beers are usually brewed at independent locations throughout Europe. Some obscure Read the rest of this entry »
Ireland is known for a lot of things, like castles, shamrocks and the band U2. Perhaps one of the most common things that people pair with thoughts of Ireland is the beer breweries, such as the ones in Dublin.
The second largest brewery in Dublin, Ireland is the Dublin Brewing Company. Upon opening its doors in 1996, this company presented a real threat to the only major beer production brewery in Dublin at that time. Surviving against all odds, they grew and proudly brew four distinctive types Read the rest of this entry »
There is no known fact to the true origin of beer. It is said that beer was created many centuries ago from a bowl of barley left outside too long, which caused it to germinate. The yeast would rise and cause a fermentation of alcohol. Someone undoubtedly sipped this brew and came up with the idea of making beer. Ale is the very first beer to be brewed. It was brewed by ancient Egyptians in 5th millennium BC. During the 700s AD, Christian saints such Read the rest of this entry »
History of Beer
Beer is known to date back to 5th millennium BC and is one of the oldest beverages in human history. It was initially brewed domestically until about 7th Century AD when monasteries in Europe began selling the beverage. Technological leaps during the industrial revolution initiated the large-scale manufacture and distribution of beer. Tools like the hydrometer and thermometer gave brewers greater control over the process and allowed for a greater variety of beers to be brewed. While this spurred the emergence of multinational companies, small micro-breweries abound Read the rest of this entry »
Brewing and ale making keep family traditions alive as recipes and techniques are passed down through the generations. The family’s spirit becomes a part of the product they create when brewing’s a family affair.
One of the world’s oldest known recipes is for making beer from spoiled grains. Brewing is an ancient tradition that a few families around the world have turned into a tradition as sacred as any religion with recipes, techniques and brewing equipment treated as treasured heirlooms. Read the rest of this entry »
To make top-quality beer, we believe you need top-quality ingredients. This means that every cup you brew should be the best it can be. Here are the top 5 ingredients that no beer maker should ever be without.
Every bottle of beer starts with a simple bit of water. Many regional kinds of beer get their unique flavors from the minerals in the regional waters they are made from.
Next, a good glass of beer needs barley. The barley is truly the base that, together with the water, can be transformed into a marvelous drink. Read the rest of this entry »
When most people think of beer, they think of Ireland and rightly so. Ireland has a rich history in most things, and brewing is right up there. Early Irish beer was actually made without hops because hops did not grow in Ireland naturally. Instead early Irish brewers mostly used malted barley to flavor their beers. It was not until the 18th century that Irish brewers starting to import large amounts of hops from England to use in brewing.
At its peak, there were Read the rest of this entry »