There are lots of different varieties of beer for you to select from depending on your personal tastes.
One of the most popular types of beers is the lager beer. The word lager comes from the German word “lagern” which translates to mean “to store”. Lager beers are usually served at a cool temperature rather than at room temperature. Lager beer is made by aging it in large kegs and letting the yeast settle. This creates a beer that is crisp and has a delicate flavor. It takes more time to make a lager beer than other beers since lagers are aged for a longer period of time.
Another popular type of fermented beer is bock beer. This beer gets its name from German beer town of Einbeck. Book beer tends to be a bit heavier than lager beer. Its dark color is due in part to the malts used in the brewing process.
Ales are a type of beer that have particular characteristics that are common to all ales: all ales have a fruitiness to them, a certain amount of acidity, and a slightly pleasant bitter aftertaste. Ales take less time to brew than lagers and the aging time is slightly less as well. Ales are served at a warmer temperature than lagers, generally at room temperature.
Stout and porter types of beer are different from lagers and ales. These beers can be sweet or dry and flavored with oats, roasted malt barley, or certain types of sugars. Porter and stouts are known for their deep coloring and depth of taste, making them perfect for meals that are made of meat or fish. Combining a meal of oysters and stout beer has long been known as one of the finest meals in Europe.
Occasionally, a beer will be referred to as “dry” beer. This means the amount of sugar left in the beer after the fermentation process. Dry beers are typically fermented over a longer period of time than other varieties of beers so that most of the sugar within the beer has turned into alcohol. In the end, this fermentation process produces a beer that is crisp and clear with little aftertaste.
Beer has become increasingly popular around the world. Micro breweries are opening in every country. Micro breweries are a unique way of sampling local beers; they can offer customers a fun exposure to the taste and culture of a local city and country.
Author Bob Kandl has a beer blog you can find at: http://www.fibeer.com/