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Ales and lagers? What's the difference?

Ales and lagers? What's the difference?

In the kingdom of beer, there are two large classes: ales and lagers. The former use top-fermenting yeast and require as little as two weeks to make; the latter, bottom-fermenting yeast and require weeks or months to produce. Lagers tend to be smoother, with narrowly-defined flavors. Examples: pilsner, dunkel, Helles, schwarzbier.  Ales tend to be fruitier, with flavors that are more vivid and layered. Examples: India pale ale, pale ale, brown ale, barley wine. Craft breweries produce far more ales than lagers, although there are exceptions.

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What causes a beer's color?

What causes a beer's color?

A beer’s hue is largely a function of the malts used by brewers. Pale malts will deliver a straw- or golden-colored beer; deeply roasted malts, something resembling obsidian. There are fine gradations, which brewers rank by SRM, or Standard Reference Measurement. A light pilsner, for instance, may hit the SRM scale at 2; IPAs are often in the 4 to 10 range; red ales, 30 to 40; while an imperial stout can top the chart at 100.

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The Best Beers for Cold Weather

The Best Beers for Cold Weather

What is a good beer or beer style for cold weather? We do not pay that much attention to the weather when we are picking out beer, at least not consciously. We probably pick different beers one a hot sunny day than we would on a cold, rainy day but we do not do so with a plan. Even so, we know that there are some beers than lend themselves more readily to cold weather than others. Go Dark Our first thought is of dark beers: stouts, porters, the dark ones. Their flavor tends to be big and chewy and demands that...

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A very Merry Charity Party at Moondog’s - 5th edition

A very Merry Charity Party at Moondog’s - 5th edition

Το Moondog's Bar and Grill διοργανώνει για 5η συνεχόμενη χρονιά το φιλανθρωπικό παζαράκι «A very Merry Charity Party»! Φίλοι επαγγελματίες και ερασιτέχνες θα πουλούν γλυκά, χριστουγεννιάτικα στολίδια, ρούχα, αξεσουάρ και πολλά άλλα… όλα για καλό σκοπό!  Μάθετε περισσότερα ΕΔΩ

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