One of the world's oldest and most popular alcoholic beverages, beer offers an endless variety of taste and experiences to be discovered and enjoyed! Beer is the third most popular drink in the world after water and tea!
There are four fundamental ingredients commonly used in beer production that all impact in smaller or bigger part the body and flavor of the final brews:
- malted barley (or other grains to vary)
Beer falls into three main categories: lager, ale and stout.
Is the world's most popular beer type.
Generally pale straw to yellow/golden in color, this type of beer is rather subtle and offers a refreshing taste.
Production takes between 14 and 24 days, using a bottom-fermenting lager yeast at low temperature (8-14°C), usually pale lager malt for grains and mainly bitter hops - though aroma hops are sometimes used too.
Is golden/brown beer, full bodied, often with a sweeter, fruity, malty and warming taste.
Production takes between 12 to 14 days, using a top-fermenting ale yeast at high temperature (13-20°C), usually ale and crystal malts for grains and mainly generous aroma hops and bitter hops.
Is generally dark ruby to black with a rick, malty and roasted flavor.
Guinness® is without doubt one of the world's most recognized stout brands but the category offer a rich variety of taste experiences for the true beer connoisseur.
Production takes between 7 to 8 days, using a top-fermenting ale yeast at high temperature (13-20°C), usually lager malts plus roasted malts or roasted barley for grains and mostly generous bitter hops - but this is variable.