Updated at 2021-01-23 13:03:46 UTC
Of all the alcoholic beverages, beer is by far the most popular. Cultures across the globe have been gathering over frothy brews for millennia. And it’s no surprise, as there’s nothing quite like an ice-cold beer to celebrate a job well done or just to unwind after a tough day at the office.
The fermented drink is mentioned in the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh, and there’s even archaeological evidence of brewing operations dating back as far as 10,000 years! Americans alone consume some 6 billion gallons of beer a year versus just 800 million gallons of wine.
But what happens when you get home parched and realize your fridge is bare of beer? Or you’ve got friends over to watch the game and your brewskis are almost tapped by half time? What do you do when the drinks are running out, but spirits are still running high?
There’s nothing more frustrating than having to run out to the store when you are already comfortable at home. That’s what makes beer delivery such a great option. It’s convenient and safe, particularly now, during the pandemic. Best of all, there’s no need for a designated driver.
All you need is an alcohol delivery app, and the rest is a cinch. Just log in to your account and browse the available beer options by style, brand, or presentation. Add desired items to your cart and check out. Then sit back and wait. Your beer will be at your door before you know it.
This one’s a matter of personal taste, of course. If you don’t already have a go-to brew, feel like sampling a new one, or just want to be sure you’ve got a variety of choices available for your guests, it helps to familiarize yourself with the basic styles of beer.
All beer is made of malt (usually barley or wheat, though other grains can be used too), hops (which give beer its signature bitterness), water, and yeast. Aggregates like rice, corn, and fruits are sometimes used as well.
The most common beer styles are:
The oldest style of beer, ale comes in a variety of sub-types. Brown ales have a toasted, caramel-like flavor with moderate hops, while pale ales are hoppier and lighter-bodied. IPAs (India Pale Ales) are the hoppiest of all and are also stronger in alcohol.
Some of the most well-known beers are lagers or pilsners. These beers are typically lighter in color and lower in alcohol than ales and tend to be more bitter.
Just as its name suggests, these are beers made with wheat instead of the usual barley. Wheat beers are light in color and lower in alcohol, and tend to have a tangy, citrusy flavor.
Porters and stouts are very dark in color and quite full-bodied. They both tend to have dominant notes of coffee, chocolate, and caramel, with stouts having a stronger flavor and a higher alcohol content than porters.
No matter which style or styles you go for, all beer has less alcohol than wine and liquor-based beverages, making it a healthier choice and a great session drink. For these and many other reasons, beer is the undisputed king of beverages.
Next time you’re in the mood for a cold one, why not give home delivery a try? It’s fast, hassle-free, and lets you stay safe and cozy at home while you wait for the beer come to you!