We select the best beers for you to experience a journey of beer styles.
While many people never stray from straightforward Pale Ale or perhaps an IPA or popular Macro Lagers, the world of beer is actually incredibly diverse. Have fun expanding your palate. Cheers!
In this pack you will receive a selection of the following beers in 330ml to 375ml cans:
- Pale Ale
- Session Ale / Summer Ale
- DIPA (Double IPA)
- NEIPA (New England IPA)
- Hazy style – either IPA or Pale
- Red / Amber ale
- Dark beer – Stout
Note: Breweries are for illustration purposes only. This is not a guarantee for any specific beer or brewery.
All beer falls into two styles: ales and lagers. Yeast is the difference here. In lagers (saccharomyces pastorianus), yeast gathers at the bottom of the tank during fermentation. Lagers are usually crisp, clean and refreshing. With ales (saccharomyces cerevisiae), the yeast gathers toward the top. These beers are aromatic and often fruity.
Are usually lower in abv and hops than an IPA. They have a more balanced malt character, characterized like a biscuit-like flavour
India Pale Ale (IPA)
India Pale Ales (IPAs), which encompass numerous styles of beer, get their characteristics largely from hops and herbal, citrus or fruity flavours. They can be bitter and contain high alcohol levels, though the final product depends on the variety of hops used. Some IPAs can taste like pure citrus, while others are strong and bitter.
Double IPA (DIPA)
Are hopped more aggressively and have a higher alcohol-by-volume (abv) content.
New England IPA (NEIPA)
The New England-style IPA (NEIPA) uses hops during fermentation, as opposed to in the boil. That cuts down on bitterness and gives the hops juicier aromas. NEIPAs are also often brewed with oats and wheat. They?re also unfiltered, which gives them a hazy appearance. Some are brewed with lactose and fruit pur?e to create a ?milkshake? taste.
Lagers are a typical entry point into beer for new drinkers. Made with bottom fermenting yeast that has a lower tolerance to alcohol, lagers can taste light and a little malty.
Pilsners, which originate from the Czech Republic, fall under the lager category. German pilsners give off a pale gold colour and crisp flavour, while Czech pilsners are a little darker with higher bitterness.
Are dark-coloured ales made with roasted barley that impart chocolate or coffee flavours. Some are aged in Bourbon or other wood barrels for deeper and boozier character. Other stouts include imperial, which is higher in alcohol and flavour; milk stouts, brewed with lactose; and pastry stouts, which include adjunct ingredients like cakes and pies as well as candy and fruit pur?es.
Sour / Gose
Sour beer has shot up in popularity over the last year, becoming an enticing beverage to people looking to branch out their beer palates or to those wanting to try something new. Highly tart, sour beers can take on many forms, including Belgian-style Lambic beer, fruity Flanders ale and lemony Berliner Weisse beer. With the addition of fruits like cherry, raspberry or peach, sour beers marry sweet and sour to make beer flavours completely unlike the lagers and IPAs of yore. A gose is a wheat ale brewed with salt, which gives it a savoury character. It can also be blended with fruits.