Beer Style Guide

Don't know your Double IPA from your Pale Ale?  This quick and handy guide to beer styles aims to guide you through the maze of the many beer styles produced.    

  • What is Beer?

    A beer is any alcoholic beverage fermented from grains and flavoured with hops. Find out more....

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  • Real Ales

    Ales use cultured yeast strains which ferment at warmer temperatures and collect on the top of the beer once fermented.

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  • Lagers

    The word Lager comes from the German verb, "Lagern" which means to store. Like Ales, Lagers also use cultured yeast strains, however these strains tend to ferment at cooler temperature

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  • Lambics

    Lambics use a wild yeast that is non-cultured and bacteria from the surrounding environment. Fruit Beer, Gueuze and Pure Lambic styles are famous variants.

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