The World According to Beer

When it comes to brews, today’s options are as thick as the head on a freshly pulled pint.

Text:Rodrigo Martínez @ramartines  |  illustration: Mathias Sielfeld @oyemathias
       

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Lager

“Lagers are light in color, refreshing and dry, ideal with an informal meal or a sandwich,” comments sommelier Pascual Ibáñez, director of Chile’s Escuela de los Sentidos and author of the local beer guide, Guía de la Cerveza en Chile. For those who prefer strong beer, check out Lager’s cousins: Bock and Doppelbock pair well with red meats, chocolate and sausages.

 


 

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Belgian

Belgian beers have high alcohol content, intense flavors and a measure of sweetness that offsets the typical bitterness of the hops. Most are based on recipes handed down from Trappist monks, with double (and even triple) fermentation.

 


 

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British Beers

In the UK, you’ll find big, dark beers made with roasted grains. Fuller’s London Porter is a classic, done in the same style that gave rise to the renowned Stout, which takes it characteristic flavor from roasted malt.

 


 

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Pale Ale & IPA

These are the most popular beers in pubs and bars today. “They’ve got loads of body and abundant alcohol, without the need for so many hops,” says Pascual. The U.S. has taken the lead on moving away from bitterness, consolidating the trend towards Indian Pale Ales (IPAs) and high-alcohol beers with higher APV than wine.

 

UPCOMING OKTOBERFEST

Malloco
CHILE
October 29 through November 8


Villa General Belgrano
ARGENTINA
October 2 – 12


Blumenau
BRAZIL
October 7 – 25

197

billion liters of beer are produced worldwide every year.


Beer is the third most popular beverage on the planet, after water and tea.


458.550

visitors attended the 2014 Oktoberfest in Blumenau, Brazil, the largest celebration of its kind in Latin America.

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