Irish ales are characterized by their reddish color, malt accents, slightly sweet palate and low hopping. They are not generally bitter if true to style and in this they reflect the historical fact that the Irish have never taken to huge amounts of hops in their traditional beers. In their native land they have long played second fiddle to stout, and before that, porter.
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Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers The Changing Definition of Style June 26, 2013 - Thomas Sulinski
Each year, the first round of the World Beer Championships is reserved for British and North American ale styles. Following trends of years past, we continue to observe expanding diversion between these two great banners of beer. While British-style ales typically seem to hold a reverence for austerity and balance, it’s here that many American-style... View Article
Buyer's Guide for Beer Lovers - Full Pints Ale’s What Cures Ya! July 1, 2009 - Chad Wulff
I recently received an email from a past participant of the World Beer Championships. He was excited about his well-deserved accolades and also very excited about coming to the U.S. market with his brand. His respect for the beer culture in the States was profound! A claim was even made that he feels the beer... View Article