Leah’s Beer School: Lesson 49
What is a Mild? A mild is typically a malty brew, copper to dark brown in colour, with a sessionable gravity between 3.1-3.8%. A mild may showcase a wide range of malt and yeast-related flavours, including caramel, toffee, toast, nutty, chocolate, coffee, roast, vinous, fruit, licorice, molasses, plum and raisin. By current standards, mild generally refers to a lack of hop bitterness, as well as a lower-gravity session beer. Historical “Mild” Born in the 1700s, mild is often considered one of the oldest beer styles, though its historical iterations hardly resemble the modern mild. Originally, the term “mild” did not …
We are further extending our hours to include Tuesday afternoons. So come for a visit to get a bite to eat and some vitamin B(eer).
Saturday Nov 5 – The Hot Five Jazzmakers
Also appearing November 19 and December 3.
Leah’s Beer School: Lesson 48
What is a Rauchbier? Rauchbier, or “smoke beer” is a German amber lager with a richly toasted malt profile, restrained bitterness and a low to high smoke profile. Historically, the distinctive smoke character in rauchbier was achieved through smoking malted barley over a fire from beechwood logs. History of Rauchbier There is much folklore surrounding the origin of rauchbier, most famously that it came about accidentally in the aftermath of a cloister fire. According to the tale, the fire had destroyed most of the cloister, but part of the brewhouse and much of malt, had been spared. The malt had …