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Knowledge With Nick Issue 7

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Are you a fan of obtaining new insight into all subject matter surrounding beer, cocktails, and wine? Are you just trying to find out the best way to utilize our self-pour taps to its highest efficiency? Or are you someone who just enjoys a good read? Well if that is you, welcome to our weekly issue of "Knowledge with Nick". Every Wednesday we will be posting answers to customers burning questions. Below are this weeks questions asked to our Beverage Director Nick Baizer.

What is fermentation?

During fermentation, yeast converts the sugary solution into actual beer by producing alcohol, a wide range of flavours and carbon dioxide (which is used later in the brewing process to carbonate the beer. After fermentation is complete, the liquid is called “Green Beer”.

The duration of the fermentation process varies from batch to batch. The length it takes for beer to ferment can depend on factors such as temperature and strain of yeast (generally dry yeasts ferment faster). On average, fermentation takes at least two weeks to complete.


What is an Imperial Beer?

The term “imperial” simply refers to a big beer, both in terms of flavor and alcohol. The term is used interchangeably with “double” and “strong” to refer to any style of beer brewed with an extra dose of grains and hops to produce a higher ABV (alcohol by volume).

Some examples of Imperial Beer that we have in house are:

- Ingenious Double Splat (Imperial IPA)

- Velvet Merkin (Stout)

- The Brewery Sticky Bun (Stout)

You can see what beers we have on tap by following us on Untappd (you can find this in the App Store).


What is the most popular style of beer produced?

The most popular style of beer produced as of 2021 is a Pilsner. A Pilsner can be reffered to as a type of Lager. Pilsner (also pilsener or simply pils) is a type of pale lager. It takes its name from the German name of the Bohemian city of Plzeƈ (Pilsen), where it was first produced in 1842 by Bavarian brewer Josef Groll. The world's first pale lager, the original Pilsner Urquell, is still produced there today.

You can learn more by coming in and speaking to Nick at OZ. Tap House.