Ale vs. Lager: A quick graphical reference for the differences between ale and lager. The main difference for the brewer is the brewing temperature, and the yeast species used: * ales ferment under warm conditions with yeast floating on top; * lagers ferment cold, with yeast at bottom.
Myths Surrounding Dark Beer - "dark is not a flavor" is what I tell people visiting the brewery. Brown ales and stouts can be some of the smoothest beers for non-beer drinkers looking to try craft beer
Ingredients used to make beer: Grains & Hops Grains like barley and wheat are malted and roasted. The roasting process produces a 'Grain-bow' of colors which translates to how dark/light a beer is. Grains provide the sugars the yeast converts to alcohol. Hops add bitterness and aroma.
Few beers are shrouded in secrecy like the porter; a beer whose roots are said to be punctuated by hurried footsteps along cobbled London streets and swirls of mist from atop the River Thames. Decloaked and radically reinvisaged, BrewDog's Alice Porter is a 6.2% sacred union of one 300-year-old recipe and two cross continental hop varieties. A delicate mirage of chocolate, red fruit and burnt sugar. ABV:6.2%