A lesson in beer:

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Ever wonder what makes a lager a lager and an ale an ale?

According to about.com “The brewing processes of the two different kinds of beer – lager, cold and efficient; and ale, warm and complex – result in very different final products. Although both are beer, the two are as different as red and white wines. Lagers are clean, refreshing beers with typically light aroma and flavor. They are invariably served cold and can pair easily with a wide variety of food. Ales are complex, flavorful beers. Many are served closer to room temperature and contain rich aroma and flavor. Their complexity makes pairing a more selective, but highly rewarding, task.”

So who is an ale and who is a lager? Ales include Indian Pale Ale, Barley Wine, Pale Ale, Porter, Stouts and wheat beer. Lagers include Bock, Oktoberfest, and Pilsner.

Stay tuned, I will post more beer information and recipes in 2013.

Thanks for reading. Comments are welcome!

Happy Beering,

Johanna

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