“Mmmmmmmmm, beer”. You just can’t help hearing Homer Simpson’s voice when you read that…
I have been thinking alot about beer. I’ve been into the pick-a-six and have found more beers that I really like. And it’s getting hot out and there is just something about hot weather, grillin’ out and an ice-cold beer. Oh, and did you know that the use of beer while grilling can reduce the production of those carcinogenic bad-things that grilling meat produces? Here’s the link to learn more at Beeradvocate.com.
I tend to frequent Beer Advocate .com, you know, cuz of the beer. They have tasting notes, food pairing, Beer 101, you name it. And, they also have some interesting beer terminology. Here’s some lesser-known beer terminology from the Beer Advocate website.
Session beer (noun) – Any beer that contains no higher than 5% ABV, featuring a balance between malt and hop characters (ingredients) and, typically, a clean finish- a combination of which creates a beer with higher drinkability. The purpose of a “session beer” is to allow a beer drinker to have multiple beers, within a reasonable time period or session, without overwhelming the senses or reaching inappropriate levels of intoxication.
Here are some examples of “session beer” that we have on the shelves (according to our customers):
Boddington’s Pub Ale
Newcastle Brown Ale
George Killian’s Irish Red
Sam Adam’s Boston Lager
Sam Adam’s Boston Ale
Okay, more terminology…
Bung- The stopper in a cask by which the cask is filled and emptied. The hole itself can aslo be called the bung or the bunghole.
Hang – lingering bitterness or harshness in the beer.
IBU – International Bitterness Units. A system of indicating the hop bitterness.
Light-struck – skunklike smell; from exposure to light. (Ann, this one’s for you)
Liquor – the brewer’s word for water used in the brewing process, as included in the mash, or used to sparge the grains into mash. (Not what you thought, was it?)
Publican – the owner or manager of a pub.
Winy - Sherrylike flavor; can be caused by warm fermentation.