Australia is among the finest producers of beers in the world. Throughout the history of beers, Australia has been producing beers of different kinds in a variety of ways. Australian beer at present is mostly lager or ale.
Lager is brewed at cold temperatures ranging from 12 to 18 degrees Celsius. The yeast is dead in this type of beer and it cannot mature and grow in complexity. The deep fermentation allows the malt flavor to come out.
Ales, on the other hand, have the yeast alive in them and are fermented at warmer temperatures; from about 18 to 25 degrees Celsius. Some ale beers can be stored for over five years, as compared to lager beers, which have to be consumed within a year to taste good. Ales have a higher level of alcohol and this makes the brewing process is a bit complex.
Ales can be further subdivided into different styles, like the bitter ale, old ale, pale ale, sparkling ale. Of these, sparkling ale is considered an Australian invention with the Cooper sparkling ale among the finest. Old ale is strong and dark which gives it a rich and sweet taste. Hahn Millennium ale is a vintage beer that has a fairly high level of alcohol content among beers but pretty much leaves others behind in taste.
Australian beer brewing history dates back to early 1800 with one of the oldest breweries being established in Tasmania. Currently Foster and Lion Nathan hold the major stake in Australian breweries. The Foster's Lager is among the most exported beer from Australia. Coopers and XXXX are other beer brands that have a substantial presence in Australian beer industry.
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