The Beer

Glossary

Curious about the difference between Sparging, Spalt and Spelt? Pilsner, Perle and Phenols? Then the Glossary is your secret treasure-trove of beer knowledge!

  • Alpha Acids

    Alpha Acids are one of the chemical constituents of hops that are responsible for their relative bitterness, as well as some preservative qualities in beer.


  • Age of Beer

    The first evidence of brewing is from 9000 years ago in ancient China; another documented example is 5000-6000 years ago in Sumeria. Beer is really old!!


  • Amber Ale

    As the name suggests, this is a red or copper colored ale, and is typically is a balanced beer with a predominant malt character. It is very good with many types of food.