Beer in a bottle with a hinged lid, although not very common, is in demand. Such bottles are easy to open by hand with the lever on the side of the neck and just as easy to seal, which makes them popular especially among home brewers.
Before creating the hinged lid, the bottles were often made of blown glass and corked with a wooden cork, which was difficult to open manually. In addition, this method of capping was not very reliable, especially for highly carbonated drinks.
Oddly enough, American housewives changed the history of the beer bottle, who were faced with the acute issue of food storage. However, even earlier this problem was puzzled … Napoleon. During long conquests outside France, his army was constantly in need of quality food. Napoleon even offered a prize of 12,000 francs for developing a way of storing food that could be taken on a camping trip. The prize was won by Nicolas Uppert, the father of home canning, who discovered that products that were tightly corked in a jar or bottle and heated by boiling would last for a long period of time. Continue reading
American craft brewers have never been shy about borrowing technology specific to one style and applying it to others. If aging in barrels can add notes of oak and bourbon to stouts, why not try it in the case of the Belgian quad? If bottling with nitrogen gives the porter a nice creamy texture, why not do the same with the pale ale or IPA?
As soon as a new technology, ingredient or process appears in the brewers’ arsenal, they try to get the most out of them. One of the latest examples of the intersection of styles can rightfully be considered brut lagers. The history of the appearance of the style tells the site CraftBeer.com. Pivo.by publishes a translation of the material.
The birth of brut-IPA
Brut camps would not have been born without the brut IPA, which can be considered their ancestors. But brut-IPA would not exist without such an enzyme as amyloglucosidase or amylase. Fortunately, you do not need to know how these words are written to understand what effect this enzyme has on beer. Continue reading