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March Edition of the Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine

Different Types of Beer

Different Types of Beer Perhaps you probably enjoy a pint or two, but you fi nd it diffi cult to wrap your head around the many types of beer available — especially since they consist of almost the same ingredients such as water, yeast, malted barley, and hops. Let’s break it down so you know what you are imbibing. Understanding the basic difference is a fi rst step in appreciating the uniqueness in each type of beer and will help guide you through the brewing process. So pour yourself a cold one as we get started; Beer is a generic word and it includes every style of fermented malt beverage, including lagers and ales as well as the individual and hybrid styles that fall under those headings. Under the major beer categories, there are some special brews, such as barrel-aged, real ale, wood-aged beer, extreme beer etc. These are not completely new styles of beer, but they represent the different varieties of brewing beer. ALES VERSUS LAGERS There are two major beer classifi cations - Ale and Lager. As a beer enthusiast you should know some basic facts about these classifi cations; Fermentation Ales are ancient beers and have been around for a very long time while lager beers are relatively new (only several centuries old). Lager beers are fermented at relatively cold temperature and for extended periods of time while Ales are fermented at fairly warm temperatures for shorter periods. Ales are fermented with yeast that ferments at the top (the yeast fl oats on top of the beer during the fermentation process). Ales are generally robust with tinges of fruitiness with a fl avored hoppy fi nish. And are of different types including Bitters, Abbey Ales, Nut browns, Pale Ales, etc. They have a distinctive acidity, fruitfulness, and spiciness. Brought to you by Boonies Lagers on the other hand are brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast and at cold temperatures for long periods of time. They are usually mildly fruit fl avored and lighter in color. They are the world’s most popular beer with a refreshing and crisp fi nish. Lager have a high carbonation and can range from a pale to medium color with a medium to high hop fl avor. Alcohol Content The type of yeast has a considerable impact on the alcohol content of the beer. Ale are generally known to have a high alcohol content because ale yeast is much hardier in higher-alcohol environments. By comparison, lager has lower alcohol content because the fragile lager yeast cannot survive beyond lower alcohol content. This distinction in the alcohol content is as a result of fermentation temperatures and differences in yeast strains. Lagers and Ales cannot be differentiated based on their fl avor profi le or appearance. Because both beers can be malty, pale, hoppy, dark, hazy, clear, light or strong, based on several factors. Within the Lager and Ale classifi cation, there are other subcategories including Brown and Pale Ales (in the ale family) and Dark and Pilsners (in the lager family). SPECIALTY AND HYBRID BEERS Apart from the two major beer classifi cations (LAGERS AND ALES), there’s a third beer classifi cation that’s a blend of the fi rst two. This is known as hybrid beer. Hybrid beers can be fermented at both warm and cold fermented, using both ale and lager type of yeast. Unlike Hybrid beers, Specialty beers are much more limitless and harder to regulate. They include a wide range of beers brewed to a classic style, but blended with some fl avors. Some Specialty beer are made from unusual foods that are fermented. Examples include Porter, Weizenbier etc. Boonies Beer and Wine Over 200 brands of beer and wine in stock 102 E Moyock Commons Dr Moyock, NC 27958 Call us about special pricing on kegs and specialty wines Free wine and beer tasting every Friday between 4 pm to 8 pm Call 252-621-5713 Grading and Landscaping, Lot and Land clearing, Road and Concrete work, Tree and Under Brush work, Driveway Piping, Pond Work, Digging and Cleaning Ditches, Storm Water Managment. 252-426-1437 252-340-5363 Matthew Hassell Owner Operator Hertford, NC May God bless America. by Pastor Dan Bergey In the Untied States today, there seems to be a big divide. Insults are of plenty to go around, especially if you do not agree. My feeble attempt to even talk about this issue may even be misunderstood. It seems that we somehow have gotten to the place where we believe to be heard, we must get louder and louder. As I talk with people daily, I strive not only to hear, but to understand what is being said. At times that even means I do not get to share what I think. So, if you do not agree with what I say in this article know that I am not mad or upset. When all the fl uff of speech which is often attached to our emotions is gone, we might come to understand that while we approach things from a unique perspective, we desire the same thing, peace, respect, safety, and honor. The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:18 “If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.” Now I do not mean to throw around verses from the Bible, because in some way I am trying to be better than anyone else. What I am saying is that the Bible does have answers for the challenges we see in our Country, and World today. My heart is hurt when I see lives destroyed by acts of violence. While I may have opinions of what could help in current day situations. The bigger question though is this, when are we going to begin treating each other with respect? I was taught how to respect others as a very young boy, and I am thankful for that. Even our Churches are divided on the issues at hand. There would be great healing, and knowledge gained if the Church could openly talk about these dividing issues. Solomon, a very wise man in the Bible said this, “The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom, and before honor comes humility.” Proverbs 15:33 My writing this article is not to share my own opinions on the issues, but to encourage each one who reads this to search deep within their heart, check their motives and ask. Is my speech, and action showing respect to others? I still believe that we could once again be a Nation in unity, when we live and act on the values set forth by those individuals that founded this Country. May God bless America. Office - 252-453-2773 Church website - Dan Bergey - Senior Pastor 32 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018

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