Beer should be stored upright in order to minimize oxidation from the cap, and to help it last longer. Also, storing it upright ensures that the yeast (sediment) settles at the bottom of the beer bottle, rather than leaving a yeast ring or watermark on the side that won’t settle or mix in.
What is a Pilsner?
Pilsner is one of the youngest beer styles in the world. It’s a clean and simple pale lager and one of the more popular beer varieties. It was originally brewed in Plzen, Czechoslovakia in 1842 using the region’s distinctive Noble Saaz hops. It’s known for its strong hops, softer malts, fragrant nose, and pleasurably bitter flavors.
What is a Brown Ale?
Brown Ale is dark amber in color. It’s a very old style beer, whose history dates back to unhooked ales. In the 18th century, brown ales were lightly hopped and brewed from 100% brown malt, which is how they got their distinctive color. Today, the term brown ale incorporates many different kinds of brews.
Originally published in our Craft Beer Club's Micro Brew News, 10 Barrel Brewing Company edition.