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!

  • ESB

    ESB stands for Extra Special/Strong Bitter, a classic variety of English Ale. The style originated with Fuller’s of London, and is hoppier and more assertive than the pale or bitter ale.


  • Ester

    Esters are chemical byproducts of yeast’s fermentation of wort into beer that can impart fruity flavors like banana, apple and pears.


  • Beer Engine

    A beer engine is a hand-pump that pulls beer from a cask rather than relying on pressurized hardware.  It originated in England where cask-beers are very common.