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Beer Types

What’s The Difference between Lagers and Ales?

March 18, 2015
Lagers vs Ales

Once you start getting into beer appreciation, whether as a brewer or just a connoisseur, you quickly find yourself facing a variety of different choices: pilsners, IPAs, bocks, browns, stouts, porters and so on. Each has their own features, but it can be overwhelming to understand them all. So, let’s take a step back for a moment… Forget all of the types you see marketed. At its most basic, all beers can be divided into just two groups: lagers and…

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Beer Types

What is the Difference Between a Porter and a Stout?

February 26, 2015
Porter vs Stout

One of the biggest mysteries in the beer world: what is the difference between a porter and a stout? At first glance, they are seemingly interchangeable; dark beers with a nice foamy head. To the average palate, they even taste similar. The porter may seem a bit lighter and sweeter, but the difference can be hard to detect. So what is it then that sets these two apart? The answer, it seems, is not so black and white. Instead, you…

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