Today, many countries in Europe have brewing traditions dating back centuries. Many people associate beer with Germany or Czech Republic. However, Belgium has a much richer brewing tradition than either of these two countries. Having said that, there are other European nations with strong and unique brewing traditions and styles of beer.
For instance, Austria, Ireland, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Czech Republic and Spain are only some of the few countries that have an illustrious tradition of brewing. It is also important to note that the European continent has a significant market for yeast containing beer. These types of beer are unfiltered and unpasteurized are difficult to handle than the more common “dead” beers.
The quality of beer containing yeast can easily be compromised due to poor care. Nevertheless, there are a large number of people who prefer the taste of “live” beer. There is also a common thread uniting beer and wine. While beer matures relatively quickly, some of the stronger and more popular real ales develop strong character and flavor over a span over of a few decades.
In the New World, breweries that started out as small-scale family businesses expanded into large companies. Unfortunately, the recipes of the founders of these companies have often been disregarded in order to increase profits. This in turn has resulted in a significant drop in quality of these brews. Contemporary breweries now produce various types of beer.
Their brews range from lagers, dark beers, wheat beers (very common in Germany) to UK’s stouts, pales ales and American double India pale ales. As is well known, the brewing industry is an enormous business worldwide. A handful of multinational corporations own hundreds, if not thousands of smaller regional breweries and brewpubs. For more information check out our homepage About Us.