Beer

Beer
Most beers are brewed from malted barley and flavored with hops, which makes them slightly bitter. Beer is good with salty and spicy foods, like pretzels, pizza, and hot dogs, but it can also be used as a cooking ingredient, adding a pleasant bitterness to chili, stews, and soups, and softening the texture of baked goods. If a recipe calls simply for beer, use a lager beer; a strong ale can easily overpower a dish. De-alcoholized beers are also available.
ale, pale ale, porter, stout
ale
There are two types of beer: lager, which is pale, light, and effervescent, and ale, which is heavier and more bitter. Types of ale include pale ale, porter, and stout.
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beer
beer
Most beers are brewed from malted barley and flavored with hops, which makes them slightly bitter. Beer is good with salty and spicy foods, like pretzels, pizza, and hot dogs, but it can also be used as a cooking ingredient, adding a pleasant bitterness to chili, stews, and soups, and softening the texture of baked goods. If a recipe calls simply for beer, use a lager beer; a strong ale can easily overpower a dish. De-alcoholized beers are also available.
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bock beer, bockbier
bock beer
This is a sweet, strong-tasting lager beer that's heavy on the malt and light on the hops. It's not as bitter as most beers.
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brown ale
brown ale
This is a style of beer that's sweeter, darker, and less bitter than the typical American lager beer.
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draft beer, draught beer
draft beer
This refers either to beer that's stored in a keg or to unpasteurized beer in bottles or cans
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India pale ale, IPA
India pale ale
This is a bitter, full-bodied ale that's relatively high in alcohol. It can be identified by the letters IPA on the label. Don't confuse this with American pale ale, which is much tamer.
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lager beer, Dark lager beers, Light beer, lite beer, Pilsener beer
lager beer
These are the light-bodied, effervescent beers that are so popular in America. They're brewed from malted barley, hops, and water, and then stored (or "lagered") until the sediment settles. The beer is then clarified and carbonated. Dark lager beers are brown in color and sweeter than the more popular pale lagers. Pilsner Urquell beer is a famous lager that's made in the Czech Republic. Producers elsewhere sometimes call their better brews Pilsner beer = Pilsener beer, but they're not as good as their namesake. Light beer = lite beer has fewer calories and less alcohol than conventional beer.
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malt liquor
This is similar to lager beer, only it's higher in alcohol.
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pale ale, amber ale
pale ale
These golden brown ales are somewhat bitter and fruity.
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porter ale, porter
porter ale
This is a dark beer with a heavy foam and a bitter flavor
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stout
stout
This dark beer tastes strongly of malt and hops. Guinness is a popular brand.
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wheat beer
wheat beer
This somewhat sweet beer is made with wheat malt.
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