Beer is one of the oldest beverages known to civilization. According to Wikipedia
, beer is dated back to ancient Egypt and the Mesopotamia. Today there are hundreds of different brews available. Enjoy!
Types of Beer
* There are two main categories of beer: ales
* The differences between the two originate from the different methods of fermentation.
** Ales are brewed at higher temperatures with and tend to have richer, fruitier flavors with a lot of variety between breweries.
** Lagers are brewed at lower temperatures, resulting in a "crisper" taste and in many cases a lighter color.
* For extensive information on the history and brewing of beer, read this Wikipedia article on beer
Don't like beer? There are a number of beer alternatives on the market.
* Hard Cider
** Made from fruit juice usually apple, but sometimes pear.
** Alcohol content varies.
** Slightly sweet.
** Brands include Cider Jack
* Malt Liquor
** Made in the same way as beer, but higher alcohol content prevents it from being marketed as beer in the United States.
** Frequently sold in 40-ounce bottles.
** Brands include Colt 45
** Sweet, flavored alcoholic beverages sold in small bottles; also known as "malternatives
** Contain about the same amount of alcohol per serving as beer.
** Brands include Smirnoff Twist
** Made by fermenting honey; sometimes known as "honey wine."
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