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!

  • Pumpkin Beer

    Usually released to coincide with Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en, these beers typically have real pumpkin added, along with some or all of the spices that are found in pumpkin pie.


  • Plato

    Plato is a measurement of the amount of sugar in beer, thus giving the brewer an indication of the fermentable sugar available or remaining.  It is not named after the famous Greek philosopher.


  • Pilot System

    Pilot systems are typically smaller brewhouses or brewing set-ups for beer recipe experimentation.