When it comes to beer drinkers, it might appear that they aren't thinking about their health when they have their favorite beer in hand. But things really aren't that way, you know that if you enjoy an occasional beer. The trend is to eat healthier and that's everywhere - including Beer. With the new beers on the market, everyone seems to be asking, "is organic beer better for your health?". We'll try to uncover that mystery today.
First brewed in the 18th century, the original pale ales were a lightly hopped beer with a pale appearance; hence the name - pale ale. During this time, pale ales has begun to gain popularity among traders in India. From this grew a demand for export-ready pale ales - beer which could weather and mature during the journey to eager customers oversees. Beers of this nature quickly became known as Indian Pale Ales; the ancestors of the IPAs we know and love today.
While British IPAs grew in popularity, it wasn't long before other countries cottoned onto this style of beer. America, for example, had also begun brewing a similarly high strength beer before 1900. Today, America is a key player in forging the future of brewing and craft ales, mainly thanks to the wide range of hops available which include varieties such as Chinook, Simcoe, Tomahawk and Centennial. Given the depth of taste and aroma achieved from these finely tuned hop varieties, some IPAs need only contain one hop strain, rather than a variety which is quite common in other kinds of IPA.
Brewing your own beer from home is a hobby that grows fast all over the world, and the industry of home brewing supplies is no different.
There are several reasons why you would want to make your own beer: as a hobby, as a way of trying different flavors that you can't find with the big brands, or even as a way to save money by trying to reproduce some expensive craft beers.
The "green" movement has been seen everywhere, and the beer industry is no exception. There are several notable breweries with green initiatives that have garnered attention already, such as the solar power system being used by Sierra Nevada and MillerCoors. However, there is one company that seems bent on being as green as possible - Kona Brewing Company on the Big Island of Hawaii. While Kona might be headquartered in paradise, that doesn't mean that the company isn't taking steps to keep the world as clean and green as possible.
It's done, the new design is online.
The change of the design isn’t the only thing that happened. There is a new menu for logged in users showing the things they can bring online at Lautering: beers & reviews. The available points depend on the account you have. Free memberships are limited to beers & reviews. Breweries could also manage their brewery profile and add jobs.
The detail view of the breweries is more compact showing the beers they brew and the reviews of their beers. There is also a "like button" and a review widget that lets the beer enthusiasts show their love for a particular brewery. The five star system completes the breweries presentation.
It’s basically the same with the beers and beer reviews. They got a "like button" and it is possible to write beer reviews about a listed beer. The beer reviews include a about section where basic information about the reviewer is shown.
It took about 120 hours to create the new design for Lautering.net. This is a lot of time, and of course money - if you have to pay for it. I hope you like the new look and feel. The design also affects the Lautering Twitter profile and the Lautering Facebook Fan Page. Both have changed accordingly. The new visiting cards are available as well.