Beer Basics & Tasting Beer
Learn the basics of beer, brewing, and the history of one of man’s favorite (and oldest!) beverages. After you learn the basics of beer — like the differences between ales and lagers — continue with our guide to learning how to really taste your beer.
Beer services has evolved well beyond the basic keg-and-solo cup (just ask any of the increasing number of certified Cicerones). Here are some basic tips on how to serve and optimize some of your favorite beers, no funnel required.
Fun Beer Facts
With thousands of years to build up a history and culture, there’s a lot to know about beer, some of it highly technical, a lot of it just plain interesting…
Beer Style Guide
While many people never stray from straightforward Pale Ale — or perhaps an IPA — or popular Macro Lagers, the world of beer is actually incredibly diverse. Learn about dozens of beer styles from the world’s most popular beers to extremely esoteric brews. Have fun expanding your palate. Cheers!
- American Blonde Ale
- American Cream Ale
- American Sours
- American Wheat Ale
- Belgian Dubbel / Tripel / Quadrupel
- Belgian Pale Ale
- Belgian Dark Ale
- Berliner Weiss
- Bière de Garde
- Black Lager
- Bock / Doppelbock / Maibock / Eisbok
- Brown Ale
- California Common (Steam Beer)
- English Milds / English Bitters
- Flemish Red
- Imperial / Double
- India Pale Ale (IPA)