Describe each dimension. (moreroasting = roasty flavors, duh!)Constant body and bitterness, variable color: (heavy) IPA vs India Brown Ale vs Black IPA (Cascadian Dark Ale)
Malttype as well as roastiness.Timing of hop additions
>Czech republic banned liquor last Friday>1830s/40s Czechbeer industry there was at a loss for quality control (spilled beer)
2005 Canada, not 1830s/40s Czech Republic…Anyway, it’s Germany and UK to the rescue!Bavarian invention of lagering improved clarity and shelf life, Pale Ale techniques just being imported from UK
>Josef Groll imported by PlzeňskýPrazdroj (Pilsner Urquell) in Pilsen, makes Pils 1842 with >lagering technique, >pale malt, and >local ingredients>Gabriel Sedlmayr recognizes popularity and makes Helles1894/5 to appeal to Bavarians’ tastes and compete.>Pilsner is the type of beer most drunk; was imported to US by German immigrants. Gave rise to Bud…
Malted barley, Hops, waterSoot, nettleProtects wheat for bread makingProtects German beer market from imports
Kolsch consumption by women is more socially acceptable, and is drunk across social classes. No markings like “premium” on Kolsch.How they survived the Reinheightgebot“alt” referring to the old style of making beer.
Good example of malt differences.Summer craft beers are sometimes kolsch. Longtrail is alt.
Church bells chime noonPork and veal / parsley lemon onions ginger
Bier stiefelDas Boot refers to the Wolfgang Petersen movieGerman general promised to drink from his boot if they were victorious, had a glass fashioned.
Oldestoperating brewery – licensed 1040.Considered by some to be the world’s best hefeweizen.Weiss – whiteWeizen – wheatHefe – yeasteisbock
Originally for hard work; durable and easy to clean (compare to corduroy for Irish immigrants) (cowboy hat)Originally for peasants. Became fashionable in 1870s Austria. Today: old rural woman, touristy waitresses, and like kilts
1810 marriage of Ludwig I of Bavaria and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen(Ludwig II, his grandson, builtNeuschwanstein)Later moved to September, for warmer weather.
~25 tents6 brands of beer~7 million liters of beer, and almost as many visitors
German beer 2012
Header image source: thebeerjournal.com
Hoppiness (hop quantity)
• Malt type
– Hop flavor
– Hop aroma
• Hop Flavor/
– S. patorianus
• Barrel aging
• Added flavorants:
– Orange peel
– Coriander, nutmeg
– Candi sugar
Ok, but what’s an “ale” and what’s a “lager”?
German noble hops are
showcased in a crisp, pale beer
A more malt-oriented brew that
is otherwise comparable to pils
Crisp ale fermented at
Made like Kölsch, but darker/
more bitter; sticke even moreso
Maßkrug (maß) Weizen Glass
“Stein” refers to the fact that it is made
of earthen ware, not that it is a mug.
Lid opens with
thumb, for one -
Lid keeps your
beer clean; size
An exceptionally fresh-tasting
example of a hefeweizen
Flavorful, high-alcohol, freeze-
distilled dark wheat lager
Lederhosen translates as “leather
britches”…which they are!
Dirdnl can also refer to a young
woman, in southern Germany
The Theresienwiese (during setup)
& Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen
Made by one of the 6 breweries
that provides for Oktoberfest.
Smoked malt leads to aromas
and flavors reminiscent of ham