HAD04: Terminology

So I want a flight of beers. Give me one with a high ABV, one with a high IBU, a mead, and  whatever you have in cask. So what did I just say, other than a laughably vague order at a bar? Well in today’s episode we are pulling back the curtain to look at some of the terms associated with beer. We’ll learn what a wort is, how it’s different from a mash, and maybe explain a few of those weird percentages on your beer labels. Yeah, we should have done this sooner, but we’re doing it now so come in, and have a drink!


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Noble Hops:

"Traditionally four continental European varieties... Tettnang, Hallertauer Mittelfrueh, and Spalter from Germany and the zesty Saaz hops from the Czech Republic are the core noble hop varieties, and their high place in European brewing tradition is very important." 



  • Beer: Oktoberfest

  • Brewery: Warsteiner

  • Style: Marzen

  • ABV:  5.9%



  • Beer: Pumpkick

  • Brewery: New Belgium Brewing

  • Style: Pumpkin Ale

  • ABV: 6.0%

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