Beer School: Altbiers

I celebrated my birthday this year at Proletariat and, planning to start my celebration right, I walked up to the bar and requested the bartenders suggestions based on my taste in beer which I confidently recited with one new addition to my list of preferred styles, Altbiers. What is an Altbier, you ask?  Excellent question! … More Beer School: Altbiers

Beer School: Hoppy vs. Malty, the Spectrum of Beer

Knowing the difference between “hoppy” beers and “malty” beers is the first step in being able to describe to a bartender what it is you are looking for in a beer.  But what do these labels mean? Let’s start at the beginning.  All beers share 4 ingredients: Hops, malt, water and yeast.  With many specific … More Beer School: Hoppy vs. Malty, the Spectrum of Beer