I asked a rabbi at the KAA and he said that the ruling was because in NZ ethanol is produced from whey and there was concern about that ethanol being used to fortify beers. However, they have now determined that no major NZ breweries fortify their beer in that way, so they now consider NZ beer to be pareve (neutral, neither dairy nor meat). See more here.
Omission isn't too bad. My wife is gluten free and she drinks this from time to time. I've tried it and is better (IMO) then most other GF beers.
And from their FAQ
In 2013, Mass Spec research was conducted by an independent lab which
validated that Omission Lager and Pale Ale are devoid of known barley
toxic epitopes, the specific ...
Just to add to this topic, I think it's important that the correct terminology is used since the author asked for "gluten free" beer suggestions.
In the beer world, "gluten free" can only be used if the ingredients used to brew the beer do not contain gluten. Sorghum appears to be the most popular ingredient for making GF beers, but there are a number of ...
There are a few main things contributing to this 'hype'.
Firstly is the addition of the lime. It adds the citric acidity that pairs well with the light beer and gives it a unique zing that you don't find in other easily available beers.
Secondly, its a light beer that is easy and pleasurable to drink. It may not have rich notes that some love, or special ...
You’re absolutely right about the perception. It’s similar in the US for people who buy Steel Reserve and other malt liquors: they’re a cheap means to an end.
The reality, though, seems to be that a lot of people like the taste:
'Of course, the most common question I get asked is: 'Isn't it just winos who drink it?' ' admits Katie Rawll, Carlsberg's ...
More than a millenia ago, there were few standardized recipies for herbs to add during the beer brewing process. "Gruit" referred to the herbal mixtures used to flavor and preserve beer. Gruit was usually sold under papal license exclusive to certain areas at various monasteries and therefore represented a monopoly in Christian areas of the Catholic Church....
I've tried several different Gluten Free beers in the past few years. So far, the only brand that I've tasted that resembles normal beer almost 100%, is Omission Lager and Pale Ale. Their IPA doesn't really do it for me, but it's still the closest Gluten Free IPA I've tasted.
I got a response from the Samuel Adams Twitter account:
We brew around 60 different styles a year - sometimes we have to retire some brews to make room for new ones.
So it seems as if this beer is out of production. For good.
You can look for breweries in your areas that give tours. These often include free tastings. (Since you mentioned you're from the Chicago area, I know there's a bus tour that takes you to different breweries in Chicago and Milwaukee. There's a fee, but you'd get to try a lot of different beers.)
Also, look for brewpubs and restaurants in your area that sell ...
What it really sounds like you're getting at is that the beer you drink at a brewery is better than the beer you buy off the shelf at a store. I'd believe that. Beer from a brewery's tap is likely incredibly fresh, which most people would agree for most styles is better. Especially with how popular hoppy beers are in the San Diego scene, hops fade quickly....
Indeed there are kosher beers
All unflavored beer with no additives are considered to be kosher, even without certification. Some of the most popular kosher beer companies include:
Many breweries are coming out with specialty brews that have
additives; don't assume that all varieties are acceptable - check the
Saranac all products
It depends upon what you think a dark beer tastes like because there is a wide range of shades of dark, and a wide range of flavors that come with dark. The amber beers can have tastes of caramel and dark fruits like raisins. Stouts, like a Guinness, will have roasty flavors, and those and porters can have hints of chocolate and coffee.
The easiest is ...
There are definitely Easter-themed beers. Though, no official beer-style when it comes to the holiday, it seems... (Barring all "hoppy" puns) Everything goes; from Pilsner to Porter.
The best beers to enjoy with your Easter egg - The Telegraph
Top 5 Easter Beers - KegWorks
The Easter Beer Festival also showcases ciders and perries; the Spring season seems ...
I had never heard of this saying (I'm not a native English speaker), but the funny thing is that in Dutch there is a similar saying, except with wine instead of liquor and the other way around: 'wijn na bier is plezier, bier na wijn is venijn'. This roughly translates to 'wine after beer is fun, beer after wine is poison'.
I once read an interview with a ...
No, it is fermented to break down the sugar; otherwise it would be very sweet and sugar cannot be cooked off. After fermentaton is complete, the alcohol is removed. Note that most NA beers do actually contain a small amount of alcohol: < 1%.
This is what would be referred to as the "Light Beer" category. For the most part, this is mass-produced beer, done by the big commercial breweries in the USA (I don't know much about beer production outside North America).
If you want some good light beers, I'd suggest taking a look at lists like BeerAdvocate's Best Light Lagers
I'd say it comes down to three things.
Breweries in most states are restricted by the three-tier system which divides the brewing industry into three categories:
A few states allow the producer to engage in self-distribution (usually to a limited degree) but most require that a brewery get ...
There are several beers with honey, some of them are quite famous.
For example the ones I know are from Belgium and France:
"Barbãr" and "Barbãr Bok" from the Levebvre brewery
"Bière des ours" from the brewery "La Binchoise"
"Bière de miel biologique" from the Dupont brewery
"Véliocasse" from the brewery "La bière du Vexin"
The easiest to find are ...
Do such beers exist elsewhere, in particular, in bottled versions?
American craft brewers use honey and cinnamon quite a bit, though not necessarily at the same time. Here are a few that might be available to you, but as is the case with a perishable product, your mileage may vary.
Dogfish Head Midas Touch is brewed with honey, barley malt, ...
In Brazil, we have a few. But, in general, they're not an original beer, really created by some musician, but more a marketing thing. They only contract a micro brewery to develop a recipe for then, or even use a previously existent beer and re-brand it with their names.
Examples are: Raimundos, Sepultura (which is a brazilian hardcore band well-known ...
Ice beer is brewed using a technique known as fractional freezing, or freeze distillation. It's rooted in the tradition of German Eisbock style, though in an Eisbock the technique is used to considerably concentrate the alcohol (alcohol percentages in the final product can range from 10%, to over 50%) whereas when a modern mild lager-based Ice beer probably ...
Corona used to be a cheap Mexican Beer available in the US. When its popularity fell a little bit, the company's marketing wing decided to provide provocative ads and increase the price. Americans bought that (the marketing) and Corona now is a "desired" beer in the US.
That's my take based entirely on personal observation and this: http://www.aef.com/...
Guinness Draft is an Irish Dry Stout, a session beer, with alcohol by volume at 4.2%. It is intended that you can sit and drink several pints without becoming overly intoxicated. Compare that with Bud Light, which is 4.3%. Guinness has much more flavor than Bud Light, or any other similar American Light Lager beers.
If you compare it with Guinness Extra ...
The same reason people put salt on their food. It enhances the flavor of the beer.
The extra salt has other effects as well though, outside of simply
making things more salty. Particularly, adding salt to foods helps
certain molecules in those foods more easily release into the air,
thus helping the aroma of the food, which is important in our
If you like sour beers and fruit flavors, try lambics. I've known several people who "don't drink beer" who like this style.
A lambic is a Belgian style, light in color and usually in alcohol level, that is fermented with wild yeasts and (usually) combined with fruit. It has a sour element to the taste, which is most notable with the non-fruit variety (...
Here goes a more traditional way at looking at this question! And yes, I do enjoy Tim Burnett - Bassist's answer very much. To each his own.
For those of you who desire more traditional named beers for Easter, here is a small sampling that are available at various places around the globe.
Let us start with the Season with these:
The Bruery Saison De ...
Any fruit juice that will ferment. Apple, grape, orange, peach or whatever sugary concoction you can get your hands on. Raisins are especially good. Prunes. Tomatoes. Fruit Cocktail. Packets of sugar. Maple syrup. Even bread that has been turned into mush will ferment again. The hard part is fermenting it without being caught. Any plastic bucket will do. ...
While I have no experience with this, I am pretty confident that it is not practical to age wort prior to fermentation in any container that is not fully sterile (not just sanitized). I imagine it would be safe to age wort if you pressure can it.
When we make wort, we are creating the perfect conditions for growing yeast (and lots of other microbes). ...
In general, commercial Asian beer is very like beer from other continents. Industrial Asian brewers mostly started in the 19th century, based on German lager brewing, and still mostly brew German-style lager. There's also a new wave of smaller breweries that copied US-style craft breweries.
You'd be hard put to it to find anything distinctively Asian about ...