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Beer 101


Clueless about beers? I am!


One of my favorite places to go to is the Beer Garden in Williamsburg. I like the atmosphere a lot, and even though I am not a big beer drinker, it is a great place to hang out with friends and try something different. Also if you bring your date here, it is sure to score points with your man.I have never heard a complaint about this place!


There are two types of beers – lagers and ales. Lagers are pale, dry, light and refreshing. Ales are robust, loaded with fruity and spicy flavors, and higher in alcohol content than lagers. I always end up order a type of Ale. To make the best selection at your party, below are different types of lagers and ales and the foods they go best with.




Dark Lager

Tastes like: flavored with roasted barley or malt, it tastes rich, malty and sweet.

Goes best with: Roast chicken or sausage dishes.


Pale Lager

Tastes like: Mild and fizzy, with no bitterness or aftertaste. 

Goes best with: Hors d’oeuvres and spicy Latin or Asian dishes.



Tastes like: Dry, crisp, and flowery with some bitterness. Amber colored.

Goes best with: Fried and spicy foods, as well as any fish




Brown Ale

Tastes like: Sweet and malty; most are copper-colored ale. Some brown ales have hints of fruit.

Goes best with: Flavorful red meats, wild game or sausage.


Pale Ale

Tastes like: Dry and slightly bitter, with traces of fruit.

Goes best with: Roast beef, prime rib or steak. 



Tastes like: Bittersweet chocolate. Made from roasted barley or barley malt.

Goes best with: Hearty soups and stews or meats with rich, brown sauces.



Tastes like: Ranges from sweet and dry to extremely bitter (burnt tasting) and has intense malt and caramel flavors. Stout is the darkest and densest ale.

Goes best with: Shellfish, hearty stews or wild game.

Posted by: / July 15, 2010

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