Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Beer Tasting at Cookology this Thursday

It's summer, and that means delicious brews! Chef Ian is hosting a Beer Tasting this Thursday from 7-9pm. He'll be pouring St. Rogue Red Ale, Zywiec Pale Lager, Kingfisher Premium Lager and Erdinger Hefeweizen!

Get to know your beers...

Ale: A type of beer brewed from malted barley using a top-fermenting brewer's yeast. This yeast ferments the beer quickly, giving it a sweet, full bodied and fruity taste. Most ales contain hops, which impart a bitter herbal flavour that helps to balance the sweetness of the malt and preserve the beer. St. Rogue Red Ale is a reddish copper colored beer with a roasty malty flavor, and a hoppy-spruce finish. It pairs well with with Pork and Beef, and Ian will have a delicious appetizer to accompany it.

Lager: The other main type of beer. Lagers are bottom fermenting and is stored for up to three weeks before being served. Lagers are less fruity and spicy than most ales.

Hefewiezen: A wheat beer. Wheat beers often also contain a significant proportion of malted barley and are top-fermented. Hefeweizens can vary greatly in flavor. Erdinger is a darker hefeweizen with a roasty, nutty taste.

Have any favorite beers? Tell us what kind in the comments.

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