This website is a virtual pub, hence our nod to actual beer. Our tastes have well expanded since our days of hawking Bud Light. Here's a primer:
Bitter is a broad term applied to a well-hopped pale ale, from about 3.5% to 7% in strength and pale gold to dark mahogany in color.
Mild ale is generally considered to be a low-gravity beer with a low hop rate and predominantly malty palate and Light mild is generally similar, but pale in color.
Old ale is a term applied to dark, malty beers above 4.5% abv, also sometimes called Winter Warmers.
Porters and stouts are generally as dark or darker than old ales, and significantly more bitter. They differ from dark milds and old ales in the use of roast grains, which adds to the bitterness, and lends flavours of toast, biscuit, or coffee.
Lager is the term generally used for bottom-fermented beer.
Although we're a virtual pub, all beers recommended are
pre-vetted. Like an old stadium. But with better beer.
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