BeerCocktail Ingredient Glossary » Beer
Beer is produced by the brewing and fermentation of starches, mainly derived from grains. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included.
Beers are commonly categorized into two main types: lagers and ales. The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (abv.), although it varies widely and up to 20% alcohol by volume has been reported.
Brands and Variations of Beer
BE, also called "B to the E" and Budweiser Extra, is a beer infused with ginseng, caffeine and guarana. It is produced by Anheuser-Busch.
Bud Light is an American style lager made from rice, hops and barley malt. It is less alcoholic than regular Budweiser beer.
An American style lager made with rice, hops and barley malt. It is one of the most popular beers in the United States today.
Coor's is a popular American beer sold in a distinctive silver can. It is well known for it's slogan "The Silver Bullet", an ad campaign that has been in place since the 1990's.
Corona beer is a brand of pale lager produced in Mexico. It is the top selling export beer in North America, and the top selling beer in Mexico.
Shiner Bock[home page]
A "malternative beverage" with a citrus flavouring and added Skyy vodka. Brewed by Miller in conjunction with Skyy Spirits.