We are spoilt for choice when it comes to beer. With so many origins and styles it can be hard to choose! A world of knowledge (and over five thousand years experience) goes into beer making, but rather than blind you with science, here’s the low down on our favourite drink. Yet again credit goes to farmers – those good people who first started farming the land and planted grain. Most civilisations throughout history have farmed grains for brewing along with other less notable activities like making bread.
To keep it simple, there are two basic beer styles: Lagers are beers made at lower brewing temperatures using bottom fermenting yeasts. Pilsners, Bock and Steam Beers are lagers; Everything else can be classed as an Ale, brewed at higher temperatures using top fermenting yeasts. Ales include Bitters, Amber, Pale Ales, Indian Pale Ales, Stout, Porter and Wheat Beers.
Read on for more detail about each type and don't forget you can always ask our friendly Liquorland store staff if you need help picking a brew.