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English Beer Terms
  • Beer and Brewing Glossary
  • Beer & Brewing Glossary English Beer & Brewing Terms
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    a beer style brewed from barley malt with a top fermenting brewers yeast that ferments quickly, giving a sweet, full body and a fruity, and sometimes a butter-like, taste
    beer (bîr) n.
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    The world's oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the fermentation of sugars derived from starch-based material—the most common being malted barley; however wheat, corn and rice are also widely used, usually in conjunction with the barley.
    fermentation (fûr'mən-tā'shen)
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    Typically refers to the conversion of sugar to alcohol using yeast under anaerobic conditions. There are differing versions. Top, Open and bottom being three
    firkin
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    A 9 gallon cask.
    free house
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    A pub that is not bound by any agreements to sell any particular brewers products.
    guest ale
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    A beer served at a brewery's pub from another brewery.
    hogshead
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    A 54 gallon cask. Rarely found anymore.
    hops
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    Hops come from the flowers of Humulus lupulus, originally named by Pliny the Elder
    kil, kill, kilderkin
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    An 18 gallon cask.
    landlord
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    A publican (pub owner). Confusing as a pub landlord might actually be a tenant! The term originates from the days when an inn would provide lodgings.
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