Showing posts with label Ale. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ale. Show all posts

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Ale Beer

Weekend for us means chilled bottles of beer with friends. you drink together with them and party like there's no tomorrow. Almost all of us had those days when we just passed out after getting dead drunk and our friends did laugh on us and played hilarious pranks on us.  It is always good to be in such situation for fun but just be sure it doesn't harm your health. We have discussed about multiple beer in other blogs we will now discuss about 'Ale Beer'.

Every beer in this world is made up of same basic ingredients and with a different process. Yeast is majorly required to produce beer, doesn't matter if the yeast is top-fermenting or bottom-fermenting. If we talk about how ale, Lager and other beers are different from each other then a very simple answer to this would be the top-fermenting or bottom-fermenting yeast but fermentation process itself has a lot of science behind it. 

What is ale:

Ale is not a new category of beers, it is thousands of year old, much older than lager at-least. Yeast that is used to make ale is known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae.  Ale is made up of malt which is sweet. Hence, bittering agent (additional flavor) is being added to the ale to balance the sweetness of the malt and it acts as a preservative. Earlier this agent was a herb known as gruit which helped to preserve beer. We know that ale is made using hot fermentation process, hence it is usually fermented at temperatures between 15 °C to 24 °C. After 24°C yeast starts producing the required amount of esters, which results in beer with a fruity compounds. That means it smells like apple grapes and other such fruits. Ale is to be considered as a strong beer and more robust in taste. 

Time for preparation:

Ale doesn't take much time to be prepared and to be served. Due to warm fermentation process the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae does not take much time to show its quality. It takes less than 7 days. The warm fermentation process makes ale more tastier and strong. 

Serving Ale:

Well, for most of the guys serving a beer means "tilt your glass you dumb ass" .Ale has always taken a pretentious way to be served, Collar of a beer glass full of froth or foam let you feel the beer and the real taste of beer. Head of beer is a combination of wort protein, yeast and hop residue.
Take a Weizen Glasses, pour little beer to the center of the class directly to get some froth, wait for half of the froth to condense and then tilt your glass to pour the rest of the beer. Do this if you are a real fan of beer and want to make your beer look attractive on your table. 
Ale should always be served at a cellar temperature. Cellar temperature is  50-55 degrees Fahrenheit i.e 10-14 degrees Celsius. 

Diversification of Ale:

You don't end up with just Ale thing. There is more to know about Ale and that is about the varieties of Ale. 

  •   Brown ale
  •    Burton ale
  •    Golden ale
  •    Mild ale
  •    Pale ale
  •    Belgian ales
  •    India Pale Ale

We will take heads up on the detailed information on these categories of ale in our upcoming blogs.# ale beer 


 Related Post -  Lager-vs-beer

                                           Image source - Newzealndbrewer, men's journal, 

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Things you might want to know about Beers!

It was Saturday night and I went to a club with few friends. Fancy lamps, disco lights, loud music, people dancing crazily. Me and one of my friend went to the bar to grab a drink and heard a guy (standing next to me at the bar) asking for a beer. Bartender asked him “which one would you like to have sir!” the guy replied “any, under 300 bucks”. I just could not digest what he said.
Well, In my opinion one should be very selective when it comes to beer, which would depend on your taste and most importantly which you can digest well. You will give a thought to that, only when you are concerned about your health. Now, why am I talking about digestion and health is because you have innumerous types of beers being made in this world and every beer is not for everyone. If you have been drinking wrong beer you might have seen its side effects on you like vomit sensation, upset stomach, or sometimes increased heartbeat. Though this can also happen to anyone with any of the beer if you drink beyond your capacity. So guys, drink like a gentleman and not for the competition.  

Having said that here are few types of beers:

Ale -  5% to 14% alcohol by volume

Lager - 4% to 5% alcohol by volume

Pilsner - 3% to 6% alcohol by volume

Stout - 5% to 10% alcohol by volume

Porter - 4% to 5% alcohol by volume

We have many more categories and their sub categories. Talking about their alcohol content we found that Ale is one of the type which can hit you very soon if you are a beer lover. So, get drunk and not fat.

What is Lager?

Lager is a German word that refers to the act of being stored. Lager are beers that are bottom fermented with yeast settling at the bottom whereas in ales yeast floats on the top. The yeast that is used in ale production ferments throughout the beer and settles at the top of the liquid. Lager is also the beer that requires cold temperatures for fermentation and believe it or not it requires months before it is ready to be served. Lager beers are always dark in color
Having said about Lager how can we miss wheat beer

What is Wheat Beer?

Wheat beer is one of our favorite types. It is always brewed with a large proportion of wheat in comparison to the amount of barley. It is usually top-fermented beer. Wheat provides a soft character to the beer and is sometimes hazy or cloudy. It is Light and easy to drink with very little aftertaste, and I think people who love beer don’t even bother about aftertaste. The two main varieties are weissbier and witbier.
Have you ever given a thought that these beers could have different serving temperature and different glass wares as well. Don’t worry I won't make “drinking a beer” a challenge for you.
The average temperature at which all the beers can be served is 40-45-degree F. This temperature is acceptable if you want to have a good and complete taste of beers.

Brands famous in different countries:

As per study these beer brands are most popular in these countries -

  • Bud light - popular in USA
  • Cristal - popular in Peru
  • Guinness - popular in Ireland
  • San Miguel pale Pilsen - popular in Hong Kong
  • Corona extra - popular in Mexico
  • Quilmes - popular in Argentina
  • Heineken - popular in Netherlands
  • Kingfisher - popular in India