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Bad beer trends.

Pretty Things. They brewed an East India Porter and a KK that were described by many as Black IPAs. And they don't brew an IPA.

Apr 26, 2012
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Harvey's Mild.

Mar 21, 2012
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If you count sugar as an adjunct, loads.

Mar 13, 2012
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British brewers have used rice in the past, but maize was much more common.

Fuller's used to use flaked maize but have been all-malt for several years.

Mar 13, 2012
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It's Oeconomische Encyclopädie:

http://www.kruenitz1.uni-trier.de/

Lots of interesting stuff about beer, like explaining the difference between Weissbier and Braunbier and catalogiung lots of different types of beer. Great source.

Feb 17, 2012
patto1ro in Beer

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The assumption that Märzen is amber an example of a phenomenon with beer styles. A term that covers a wide range of beers is used is used to refer to one specific subset. Often based on a single beer. Like say, Georgenbräu Keller bier.

It happens when people from outside misunderstand a foreign beer culture. German and Czech beer styles have been particular victims.

Feb 17, 2012
patto1ro in Beer

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An 18th-century German encylopedia. It's available online. I'll post a link later.

Feb 17, 2012
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That's more like it. Each brewing country has a unique environment formed from a variety of factors - cultural, political, legislative, financial , agricultural. This explains why when a beer style moves from one country to another it inevtably evolves to suit its new environment. And of course the original in its home country will continue to evolve itself, leading to increasing divergence.

Feb 17, 2012
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From about 1840 onwards British agriculture just couldn't produce sufficient quantities of raw materials for brewing. It wasn't just US hops, but Bohemian, Belgian, Dutch, German and French hops. And barley from Denmark, Germany, the USA, the Middle East, Chile, India, etc. Though the malting was always done in Britain.

Feb 17, 2012
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But Munich was famous for dark beers, not amber ones. Oktoberfest aside, Märzen has never been very popular in Munich. And come to think of it, the original Märzens wer dark, not amber.

Burton-on-Trent was also equally famous for strong Burton Ales, both before and after the birth of IPA.

Feb 17, 2012
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