Beer Education

Lager or ale, IPAs or double IPAs… what's the difference?

Before you order your next beer, get confident knowing exactly what you're drinking.​

Lagers are a great starting point for newcomers to beer. Made with bottom fermenting yeast that has a lower tolerance to alcohol, lager tends to be light in colour and body, crisp and a little malty.

Lager Lager

Pilsner, which originates from the Czech Republic, falls under the Lager category. It has a strong hop flavour, often described as a spicy floral taste.

Pilsner Pilsner

A golden to amber colour, Pale Ale is light and flavourful, making it a great session beer. It has a malty profile and just enough woody or lightly floral hops for balance.

Pale Ale Pale Ale

When beer couldn't get shipped to India, the India Pale Ale was born. With more hops than the pale ale (to overcome the long voyage from England to India), the citrusy, tropical, floral notes come through even stronger in IPAs.

India Pale Ale India Pale Ale

West Coast IPA is known for their big tropical and citrus fruit aromas. There's a reason why it is so 'hoppy' - the slightly higher alcohol percentage (6-8%) is masked by the fruity flavours, often due to the hops.

West Coast IPA West Coast IPA

The most distinguishing characteristic of a dry stout is the black, opaque appearance. Roasted barley, used in small amounts, gives stout not only the deep colour, but also the flavor of bitter chocolate and espresso.

Stout Stout

Sour beer is gaining popularity most recently, favoured by those who prefer the tart flavour over the bitterness of typical craft beers. Often infused with real fruit, it's a great summer drink to be enjoyed all year round.

Sour Beer Sour Beer

Lagers are a great starting point for newcomers to beer. Made with bottom fermenting yeast that has a lower tolerance to alcohol, lager tends to be light in colour and body, crisp and a little malty.

Lager Lager

Pilsner, which originates from the Czech Republic, falls under the Lager category. It has a strong hop flavour, often described as a spicy floral taste.

Pilsner Pilsner

A golden to amber colour, Pale Ale is light and flavourful, making it a great session beer. It has a malty profile and just enough woody or lightly floral hops for balance.

Pale Ale Pale Ale

When beer couldn't get shipped to India, the India Pale Ale was born. With more hops than the pale ale (to overcome the long voyage from England to India), the citrusy, tropical, floral notes come through even stronger in IPAs.

India Pale Ale India Pale Ale

West Coast IPA is known for their big tropical and citrus fruit aromas. There's a reason why it is so 'hoppy' - the slightly higher alcohol percentage (6-8%) is masked by the fruity flavours, often due to the hops.

West Coast IPA West Coast IPA

The most distinguishing characteristic of a dry stout is the black, opaque appearance. Roasted barley, used in small amounts, gives stout not only the deep colour, but also the flavor of bitter chocolate and espresso.

Stout Stout

Sour beer is gaining popularity most recently, favoured by those who prefer the tart flavour over the bitterness of typical craft beers. Often infused with real fruit, it's a great summer drink to be enjoyed all year round.

Sour Beer Sour Beer