Coffee is a good tool for productivity and Beer for creativity !!!
There is an interesting documentary called "How Beer Saved the World" that I watched a couple of years ago where by this accidental discovery, it brought a lot of new opportunities for civilization and inventions for humanity (e.g. writing, national anthem). And of course it saved the world multiple times !!!
I don't know if this documentary was sponsored by a beer company and I don't recall that I tried all kinds of beers available! So the next part will be my findings about beer types in a tl;dr version.
Humans like to classify anything in 2 categories (e.g. left/right, blue/red, good/bad) which also seems to be the case for beer.
Lager versus Ale (based on fermentation process) !!!
Lighter and Clear Appearance
Lower Alcohol Content
Darker and Cloudier appearance
Higher Alcohol Content
|Fermentation Temperature||Cold - 42–55 ºF||Warmer - 60–80 ºF
(Rare Varieties: 90-100 ºF)
|Ingredient||Water, Grains, Yeast, and Hops|
|Extra Ingredient (optional)||Fruit Flavors, Various Grains, Aromas, ...
|Flavors||Crisp, Clean, Malty, Sweet, Hoppy and Dry||Bitter, Sweet, Fruity, Spicy, Dark, Roasty, Hoppy, Malty, Sour, Tart, Caramel and Funky|
|Common Types||Pale Lager, Vienna Lager, Dark Lager, American Lager,
California Common / Steam Beer,
Malt Liquor, Märzen,
Bock, Dunkel, Schwarzbier,
|Amber Ale, Belgian IPA, Blonde Ale, Brown Ale,
Cask Ale, Cream Ale, Golden Ale,
India Pale Ale (IPA),
Pale Ale, Scotch Ale, Wheat Ale
|Commercial Examples||Stella Artois, Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite
Samuel Adams Winter Lager, Anchor Bock Beer
Asahi Super Dry, Sapporo Premium Beer, Kirin Lager
Brooklyn Brown Ale,
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale,
Unibroue La Fin du Monde,
Samuel Smith’s Taddy Porter
The biggest indicator if you are drinking an Ale or a Lager seems to be the taste! I like both but I have a preference for an Ale!
The video below explains all kinds of beers (in detail). Also at the ending of the article, there are multiple links with more info about beer.
I like beer flight, which is a small sample of various beers (usually between 4 and 6).
If the bar has this option, I will try this one by trying multiple beers instead of one pint or pitcher.
Thanks for reading,
More info and sources:
Micet Craft - Ale vs Lager - What’s the difference?
Beer Hunter - Beer Styles
Craft Beer - Beer Styles
The Complete Guide to the Most Popular Types of Beer
Beer 101: Types and styles
Wikipedia - Beer Style
Wikipedia - List of Beer Styles