One of the earliest questions that a beer drinker faces – Ale vs Lager. Most beer drinkers know there is a difference but can’t zero in on it. Some drinkers have strong preferences towards a type – want to know more about the age-old battle between the two lineages of the beer family.
Your wish is coming true. Raprika has arranged for microbrewery tours across the best pubs in Bangalore to enhance your Beer Gyan. It is not a mere session in brewing but more of an immersive experience right in the heart of the brewery. So, meet Ale and Lager as you learn their origin story through some of the best Brew Masters in Bangalore. Our partner microbreweries have the best brews in town. So, gather your friends and book your slots now at Raprika.com.
To get you started, we have listed some details from Bio-data of Ale and Lager.
- Ale Beer Family: Ale’s well that ends well
Origin: Ale beer family is the first known to man, brewed thousands of years ago. It uses a strain of yeast for fermentation found easily and which is common in some form to the one used in bread making. With the emergence of the Lager family, its historic dominance was destroyed in the late 19th century. However, it has made a comeback in recent years with emergence of local brews.
Character: Ales, typically have a fruitier or spicier flavour and is more robust on the tongue. Most Ale will have a yeasty or stronger mouthfeel than a lager.
Popular Styles: Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Stouts, Porter
Commercial Brands: Hoegaarden, Erdinger, Guinness
2. Lager Beer Family: It’s Lager than Life
Origin: Born in Bavarian breweries in the late 15th or early 16th century, the Lager family continued its aggressive expansion to Europe and eventually to the rest of the world. It dominated the late 19th and early 20th century almost ending the legacy of Ale in the world (except in UK and Belgium which remained loyal supporters).
Character: Lager is typically clearer, more beautiful and mellower than Ale. Lagers have a cleaner and crisper quality.
Popular Styles: Pilsner, Helles, Bocks
Commercial Brands: Heineken, Kingfisher, Budweiser
While these are basic traits of Lager and Ale, the brewing process is what makes all the differentiation. The type of yeast (bottom fermenting vs top fermenting), the temperature of fermentation and actual brewing process makes all the difference.
A shout out to all the beer lovers in Bangalore – which effectively means all the junta in Bangalore. Frequently visit a microbrewery? In love with the craft beers on offer? Want a deeper look into the magic that transpires behind the scenes?
Your wish is coming true. Raprika has arranged for microbrewery tours across the best pubs in Bangalore to enhance your Beer Gyan. It is not a mere session in brewing but more of an immersive experience right in the heart of the brewery.
Bengaluru’s BIG BEER FEST 2017 – Jab ale met Lager
Its a prelude to Oktober fest beginning from Sat 26th to 23rd Sep with 6 microbreweries, 5 Saturday and 30 tours. Choose the location loved by you and you can also be a part of this amazing tours.
The tour will start with the Brew Master providing an overview of the process. Then the guests would dive into the ingredients – taste the malted barley, smell the hops, peak into the multiple brewing machinery and check out the fermentation process. An expert guided beer tasting session would ensue complete with food pairings. After the tour, you come back with a better appreciation of the craft beers, brewing process and key beer Gyan which you can share with your friends the next time you are at the brewery!