Booze Boys Beer University

Beer University

We know beer. Everything you need to know. Information, resources, and fun facts about the delicious brew we call beer.

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Beer Types

Beer Styles

Things everyone who likes beer should know.

WHAT IS BEER?

Beer is one of the world’s oldest beverages, possibly dating back to early periods when cereal grains; like barley, rye and wheat, were first farmed. Beer is brewed when a starch source (like a grain) is steeped in water. The resulting liquid is then fermented with yeast. To be called “Beer,” the main ingredients must be water, some type of starch, brewer’s yeast, and hops (for flavor).

CANS OR BOTTLES? WHAT'S BETTER?

Most beers come in cans and bottles. The vessels are high-quality storage units, with much of the yeast is cleared out by the filtering that happens in the packaging process. While this kind of purification may be desirable to some, to others, the yeasty-ness is just part of a beer’s character and makes it tasty. Are bottles better than cans? The answer: “It’s up to you!” Ask the “beer experts” at Booze Boys for information on your favorite beers.

WHAT'S A DRAFT, OR "DRAUGHT" BEER?

Draft beer, also known as “draught beer,” is served from a keg or cask vs a bottle or can. At Booze Boys, we have up to 2 or 3 draft beer selections on tap for your enjoyment. You can bring your own growler or pick up one of ours.

WHY IS IT CALLED A "DRAFT"?

The words come from the Old English “dragan” meaning “to carry” or “pull”. It was then developed into a series of related words including “draught, “drag,” and “draw”. “Draught” is the preferred term in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand, while “draft” is more common in North America. Although it can be spelled many ways, the pronunciation is the same (and it rhymes with “craft”).

DO DRAFTS TASTE BETTER?

Drafts are often considered tastier when compared to beer from bottles and cans. Drafts are stored in kegs or casks and are not exposed to as much air (which may cause a degradation of taste. Draft beer is also not pasteurized (heated to kill bacteria), so more of the original, fresh flavor is retained.

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