It’s often hard to accept the end of summer — gone are long days, plentiful sunshine, and weekends at the beach — but there’s actually so many things to enjoy when colder weather moves through. One of our favorite fall and winter perks? Beer selection is at its peak with many seasonal varieties. Even if a brew isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of tasty “beer”-based cocktails cropping up on menus this time of year.
What’s America’s favorite alcoholic beverage? Beer, of course! If you’re like us, you already know that an ice cold, thirst-quenching brew can really hit the spot. But what is beer exactly? Check out the infographic below for everything you ever wanted to know about beers, including the two main types, brewing terms, popular styles and the best foods to enjoy them with.
For beer lovers, there’s nothing better than an ice cold brew. If you’re like us, you know that there are lots of unfamiliar beer “buzz” words floating around that could help deepen your appreciation. Here’s a top list of beer brewing terms every serious drinker is bound to run into:
Sometimes there’s nothing better than an ice-cold beer on a warm afternoon (or evening, or night…). But with so many styles of beer out there, it can be tough to choose which one to enjoy. Understanding beer fundamentals, along with the two basic types (ales and lagers), will help you navigate any drink list or intimidating row of taps. (Picking up some fun facts to impress your drinking buddies never really hurts, either.)
Beer is America’s favorite alcoholic beverage, and for good reason. Beers are thirst-quenching, pair well with all kinds of food and with so many different varieties, give us plenty of refreshing reasons to catch up with friends over a round or two. But what is beer exactly, and what’s the difference between draft beer, bottles and cans? Whether you’ve just begun your beer education or are already a devoted fan, here are the top things every beer lover should know.
St. Patrick’s Day is coming up! Whether you’re planning to go all out in all green or not, downing a pint or two of the good stuff (along with some tasty bites) is never a bad idea. Guinness — the gold standard of Irish stout and the best-selling alcoholic drink in Ireland — has a creamy malt character that goes well with cakes, sweets, desserts and breads, as well as savory roasts, seafood and spicy food. Thirsty yet? You’re in luck! (See what we did there?) Here are some fantastic ideas for what to pair with a dark beer.