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The stout beers of Ireland

The production of stout in Ireland is big business. The Irish have always prided themselves on their brewing industry. At the beginning of the 19th century there were over 200 breweries in the country and although today only twelve remain today they still produce huge… Read More

How do beers vary in strength and variety?

When putting different beers into different categories there are many different measures that one can use. The most obvious ones are the beers colour and its alcoholic content. However, there are other criteria that people use to distinguish between certain beers. The most obvious criterion… Read More

How is beer made?

The way to make beer is quite simple and that is to combine barley, hops, water and yeast. However, the formula and method has changed over the centuries as man has searched for the formula that will produce the perfect beer. Beer, or ale, has… Read More