Showing posts with label Lager. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lager. Show all posts

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Lager VS Beer

We have discussed slightly about lager beer earlier. Here we will be discussing more about lager and will tell you how lager is different from all other beers. # Lager vs beer. 

I know That’s kinda weird, few of you must be thinking that lager is also a beer then how can we compare it with other beers but obviously there must be something which could make it different from other beers in the market. So let’s dig deep down inside lager’s skeleton and find out how is it different from other beers. And we will do it step by step.


Brief about lager:

The German word "Lager" means storeroom or warehouse .In other words Lager means stored. It is referred to the beers which are stored for a while.

You must have read in the last blog post – ThingsYou Might Want to Know about Beers; that lager is made with bottom fermented yeast. That means it is prepared in such a manner that yeast settles to the bottom and that is also a quality of this specific category of the yeast used to prepare lager beers. Lager beers can be found in pale, golden, amber, or in dark color.

What makes Lager unique?

It is because of the way it is prepared and the bottom settling yeast. Lager beer is conditioned at low temperatures normally at the brewery, this is why Fermentation happens more slowly and the beer becomes more stable, due to this slow fermentation process it is required to store this beer for a bit longer than other beers and the real taste of lager comes with that only.
That specific yeast we just talked about, used to prepare lager beer is named as ‘Saccharomyces pastorianus’. That’s quite tough to pronounce though but read it twice or thrice, twist your tongue little bit and you can win it.

Normally the fermentation of lager starts at 45-50 degree Fahrenheit and is taken up to 62 degree Fahrenheit. This is not a freezing temperature but yet known as cold fermentation process. The fermentation process takes more than 2 weeks and then they take out the remaining carbon dioxide to give it a flavor. Well, it doesn’t end here. The beer is then racked for about 3-4 days on little higher temperature than it is used in fermentation process and later they lower down the temperature day by day until it hits 35 degree Fahrenheit. The lagering is the process where you make the beer cleaner and clearer. I must say they do a lot to make you high…

If you want to make it stronger and tastier it is suggested to store the beer for some more time. Many of the beers are stored for years. Storing a beer for longer time won’t harm it. Beer is now ready to be served and to be enjoyed with your loved ones.


That’s not it... We have different categories of lager beer
  1. Pale lager 
  2. Amber lager 
  3. Bock 
  4. Dark lager 
  5. Specialty lager 

So now as you have better understanding on Lager vs Beer we will dig into above mentioned categories of lager beer in our upcoming articles.

Well, it was a mouthwatering article and i am going to hit the bar now…!

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