International Beer Day (August 4) is a global celebration of beer taking place in pubs, breweries, and back gardens all over the world. But ‘beer’ has change into a unfastened interval of time over the years and now covers a range of beverages made from grain, hops and yeast.
To assist consumers navigate the beers available, The Bottle Membership has damaged down this era of time to form an all-inclusive ‘Beer Edit’ to showcase its favourites within each beer category.
So, whether your most popular pint is in the earn of a real ale, craft beer, lager or if you’re on the lookout for Britain’s favourite cans, bottles, or kegs, here are some to maintain an recognize out for…
Ale: Green King IPA Reserve Beer, 500ml: £2.49
Wealthy caramel notes on the nostril with a typical citrus hoppy edge. Greene King IPA Reserve Beer boasts strong flavours of English malts, hops, and its signature hint of bitterness that has been enjoyed for over one hundred years. Pairs with cheese boards, fish dishes, and hearty crimson meat. 5.4% ABV. Also available as a 8 X 500ml multipack, £17.49.
Craft Beer: Brewdog Hazy Jane Beer, 330ml: £1.99
East Coasts collide and crank it up for this unusual Unusual England IPA retuned in Scotland. Brewed with oats and wheat and left unfiltered for a hazy appearance and dapper soft supply. Dry-hopped for a corpulent-tilt fruit hit with pineapple, mango, and a hint of zesty lime. Low on bitterness, high on haze, heavy on hops. 7.2% ABV. Also available as a 4 x 330ml multipack, £6.seventy 9.
Lager: Kona Longboard Lager, 330ml: £2.99
This island lager, crafted in Hawaii, is a break from the usual American light lagers. It maintains a distinctive biscuit malt taste on the body but adds north American hops which create a floral aroma and a a shrimp bit fruity taste on the achieve, along with a dry aftertaste. 4.6% ABV. Also available as a 24 x 330ml multipack, £58.99.
Sizable: O’Hara’s Irish Red Nitro Sizable, 440 ml: £2.99
Unbiased and family-owned O’Hara Brewery (also identified as The Carlow Brewing Company) has been making craft beers and stouts since 1996. The brewery sitsneatly in the ‘Barrow Valley’, Ireland’s traditional hop and malt growing area. Wealthy crimson in coloration with a thick, creamy head this O’Hara’s Irish Red Sizable is both distinctive and refreshing in one prance. 4.3% ABV. Also available as a 24 x 440ml multipack, £61.99.
German Beer: Paulaner Munchner Hell Lager, 500ml: £2.49
Dating back some 375 years, Paulaner can rightly claim to be a cherished Bavarian institution. The drink of preference in the biergartens of this great city, this classic Helles lager is Bavaria’s most popular lager. A beer which always goes down neatly: comfortable, elegant malts with a hint of sweetness and a soft hint of hops in the background. 4.9% ABV. Also available as a 12 x 500ml multipack, £27.49
Keg: Budweiser Budvar Beer Mini Keg, 5L: £21.99
Brewed utilizing whole-cone, Saaz hops from Žatec, pristine water from an Ice Age aquifer, Moravian malt barley and heritage lager yeast, this classic rich and corpulent-flavoured lager sets the gold standard for Czech brewing across the world. The tradition of cold-conditioning in Budweis’ brewery cellars for seven times longer than most other beers creates a pale lager with a sweet, deep golden body and an aromatic, hoppy foam. Daring in taste yet refreshing and completely balanced. 5% ABV.
Low/ No: Brewdog Nanny State Can, 330 ml: £1.29
Brewing a corpulent-flavoured craft beer at 0.5% is rarely any easy task. Packed with loads of Centennial, Amarillo, Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe hops, dry hopped to the brink and back and sitting at forty five IBUs (sitting in a wisely bitter position on the International Bitterness Unit scale). 0.5% ABV.
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