I haven’t posted here for a while. It’s been a busy few months, but now being stuck inside because of coronavirus (like most of the world) I’ve had a bit more time to settle in, drink some beers and try to distract myself from everything going on out there.
Something I’ve wanted to do for a long while is to consciously learn more about the different styles of beer – what are they are, how they’re made and why they’re different from each other. Doing a little bit of brewing myself has helped but let’s face it, tasting is much more fun.
So recently I decided to try putting together six beers of the same type to taste alongside each other and get to grips with their flavours and profiles. I’ve already started doing this with some pale ales, IPAs and lagers which I’ll be covering over the next few days, and I’ve got some porters & stouts, session IPAs and no/low alcohol beers on their way to me right now to repeat the process.
For each I’m going to do a little bit of reading up on the background of the style because hopefully that will help me understand it a bit more, and honestly because I love a bit of history. So stay tuned, stay indoors and wash your hands!