"It’s almost like diarrhea, but not…"
What could it be?
People love regurgitating statements they hear other people say with confidence. If you’ve heard a few people say the same thing confidently it’s gotta be true right?
These are the statements I am always most wary of because often it seems confidence outweighs evidence, especially in politics and mansplaining. This had led to widespread beer ignorance. I’ll address some things I hear a lot now.
Lagers and ales!
Every beer is either a lager or an ale, even if those words aren’t mentioned on the label.
The bitterness, color, alcohol content, “lightness”, body, “drinkability” etc all have nothing to do with whether a beer is a lager or ale!
Lagers ferment slowly at the bottom of the brewing vessel at low temperatures(usually around 50 degrees). And it takes a while, usually over a week.
Ales ferment quickly at the top of the brewing vessel at high temperatures of 60-(rarely)90 degrees. Fermentation can be very quick, even just a couple of days and you’ve got beer. This is how most beer was made for thousands of years.
That’s about it! Lagers can be pitch black and thick and 15% alcohol.
I will elaborate soon, but I need to give a piano lesson.