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Water, hops and yeast: Discover the magic of beer
Miniature encyclopedia of beer: What’s the difference between a lager and draft beer?
Beer is one of the oldest and most widespread alcoholic beverages in the world. The word “beer” is derived from the word “drink” and means “the most broadest and ordinary drink”. Beer’s popularity in Slovakia is growing. Although nowhere near the neighboring Czech Republic, Slovaks still drink an average of 84 liters per person each year, ranking the country 11th in the world. Even as several types of beer are currently brewed around the world, the basic raw materials do not change. What’s needed is water, yeast, malt and hops.
Slovakia consumes draft beer and lager the most. Traditional bottom-fermented beers are called lagers. Lagers are where the sucrose percentage by weight reaches past eleven or twelve degrees Brix. Multi-brewed beer has a fuller flavor with a distinct taste of hops. Draft beers are lighter and more refreshing. Beers seven to ten degrees Brix carry the draft beer name. Beer degrees indicate the concentration of processed malt, especially sugars, in the wort (an intermediate product used to produce beer).
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How do you serve beer? The right way is cold
Let the beer first cool down. The ideal temperature for serving lagers and draft beer is 5–7 °C. With specialty beers, keep the temperature around 10–12 °C, while beers with a stronger flavor and aroma stand out better at higher temperatures. Rinse the glass with cold water before pouring the beer. You can get a good beer head by pouring a little beer at the bottom of the glass. Then pour the rest gently down the glass.
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Something interesting to entertain friends and family
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