Oct 13 2010

What are ales and lagers? Are they the same as beer?

Category: Beer, Wine, & Liquor

Answer:

While both lager and ale are both considered beer because of the use of hops, they are distinct in the ways they are created. Lagers are created using a bottom fermenting process and are usually brewed at colder temperatures (around 35-55 degrees Fahrenheit). Most of the domestic beers brewed in the US are considered lagers.

Ales, on the other hand, use a top fermenting process and are usually brewed at warmer temperatures (55-70 degrees Fahrenheit). These are often more exotic beers like porters and stouts.


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