Welcome back everyone to our blog! In today's article we will introduce you to the different varieties of beers, which you will find in our Irish Pub Temple Bar in Barcelona. Whether you are a beer expert, or if you only consume them occasionally, this little article is addressed to you.
As you may have noticed, the atmosphere that you will discover in our Temple Bar is inspired by the essence of the traditional wooden taverns of Ireland, a unique essence that we have also wanted to transfer to our imported beers from recognized brands such as Guinness , Peroni, Stella Artois, Kilkenny, Franziskaner ...
Within our menu of specialties and drinks, you will find different types of beers and various subcategories that you can additionally accompany with appetizing suggestions that we offer in our Irish place, such as delicious tapas, healthy salads, tasty burgers and irresistible desserts.
Lager: It is a type of low fermentation beer and comes from the German word "Lager" which means "warehouse" in english, and where used to be stored to keep them fresh. The draft beers of this variety are usually light and have a soft and refreshing taste, normally amber or black with a fermentation temperature of 0º to 4º. Some of the best known varieties are: Pilsner, Dortmunder, Bock, Munich or Lager dark.
Ale: It is a variety of highly fermented beer very elaborated during the middle ages in areas of central Europe. Unlike "Lager" beers, it is a more aromatic type of craft beer with a temperature between 18 and 24 degrees, because the fermentation process occurs on the surface of the liquid. The taste of Ale beers is usually bitter and among the varieties that can be found, the following stand out: Pale Ale, Indian Pale Ale, Bitter, Barley Wine, Mild, Brown Ale, Altbier ..
Ipa: Rather than being a type of beer, it is actually an acronym that means “India Pale Ale” whose origin dates back to the expeditions that the English made to India and the need to have a draft beer that will endure the adversities of the trip, a fact that they got thanks to their high gradation. Similar to Ale beers, but with a stronger bitterness next to a greater amount of hops with a fermentation temperature between 5 and 7 degrees. In our menu you will find the most classic varieties such as Murphy, a beer of Irish denomination recognized for using American hops that give it a reddish hue.
Stout: Stout beers are also a type of "Ale beers", which were made during the second industrial revolution with the aim of being a restorative drink for workers. This sub-variety of craft beer has an even stronger flavor with sweet and dry varieties, its characteristic color is black and is made with roasted barley malt with a fermentation temperature around 5 degrees. In our Irish pub, Guinness beer can not be missed!
Wheat: Wheat beers also known as "wheat beers", are a variety of high fermentation beer characterized by containing a higher amount of wheat in proportion to malted barley, have a slightly darker color and its main characteristic is the Clove aroma contributed by the yeast used. The origins of this craft beer are located around the 16th century when the brewing masters discovered a new variety of beer with wheat, and then popularized it in large cities such as Germany.
The commercial impact was so great that bread production was scarce, for this reason large institutions such as the German parliament implemented a special law, which only allowed the use of barley, hops and water to make beers. The best known range is the Weissbier, a beer that is characterized by being made not only with barley malt, but also a high proportion of wheat malt is used, which gives it a characteristic whitish hue and a slight vanilla flavor.
And with this little exhibition we leave here our little article about our beers. If you want to explore more, we suggest you try our beer menu. We hope you like them!
So far we leave our post for today. We hope you have been useful and have learned something new about the exciting world of craft beers, if you are an expert or passionate about the subject we would like you to share your opinion with us. Surely we will all learn!
See you in the next article of our blog and hope to see you soon at Temple bar!