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Along with ales, one of two broad types of beer. The difference between the two is in the type of yeast used in brewing. Most mass-produced beers are lagers. Some lager styles include pilsner, bock and California common.
Along with lagers, one of two broad types of beer. The difference between the two is in the type of yeast used in brewing. Some ale styles include brown, blonde and IPA.
Hops are plant flowers used to flavor and stabilize beer. They provide the bitter, pine, citrus and floral flavors found in many beers.
Dried cereal grains used in brewing. Barley is typically used, though brewers may use wheat or rye. The type of malts used influence the flavor of the beer.
International Bitterness Units, a measure of how bitter a beer is. A higher number indicates a more bitter beer, and typical values range from about 10 to 100 or more for very hoppy IPAs. Beers with similar IBUs may vary widely in their taste due to balance from malt, other flavors added and the types of hops used.
Alcohol by volume: the amount of alcohol in the beer.