Lagers vs Ales
Bevi Bene is a lager focused brewery, with our specialty being traditional German lagers. But what is a lager? Put simply, a lager is fermented with bottom-fermenting yeast at low temperatures, while an ale is fermented with top-fermenting yeast at warmer temperatures. Because lagers are fermented at cooler temperatures, it takes much more time for the yeast to finish its job – hence the word lager meaning “to store”. The finished beer is typically clean and crisp, as a result of fewer byproducts being produced than an ale.
Lagers have been the most popular beer style in the world for thousands of years. At Bevi Bene, we strive to pay homage to authentic lagers, which are quite different from the mass produced, watered down lagers that America loves. But don’t get us wrong; those lagers have a place in our hearts as well as in our taproom.