An ultimate guide to different types of beer

An ultimate guide to different types of beer

Every bottle of beer tells a story and every sip is a journey on its own. We're not just purveyors of fine foods; we're also your guides on a flavourful adventure into the world of artisanal brews. Join us as we raise a glass to the diversity of beers and explore the delightful styles that grace our shelves.

1. Lagers: The Crisp and Refreshing Classics

Let's start with the classics - lagers. Known for their clean and crisp character, lagers are a go-to choice for those seeking a refreshing beer. From Pilsners with their iconic hoppy bite to Helles with their malt-forward goodness, lagers are the perfect choice for a sunny Melbourne afternoon.

2. Ales: A World of Flavor

Ales, on the other hand, open up a world of flavour possibilities. From the caramel notes of Ambers to the fruity goodness of IPAs, ales offer something for every palate. We love showcasing local favourites that are a true embodiment of Victoria's brewing heritage.

3. Stouts and Porters: Dark and Delicious

For those who crave depth and richness, stouts and porters are the way to go. Think velvety textures, roasted coffee and chocolate notes, and a warmth that makes them perfect for cooler Melbourne evenings. Explore our selection of barrel-aged stouts for an extra layer of complexity.

4. Sours and Wild Ales: Funky and Flavourful

If you're feeling adventurous, dive into the world of sours and wild ales. These brews are known for their intriguing tartness and complexity. Our curated collection features both local and international gems that will tickle your taste buds.

5. Wheat Beers: Light and Hazy Elegance

Wheat beers are a breath of fresh air with their light and hazy profiles. Often infused with citrus or spice, they make for a perfect summer companion. Check out our range for a taste of sunshine in a glass.

6. Specialty and Seasonal Brews: Limited Edition Delights

We're all about celebrating the seasons with limited edition and specialty brews. From spicy winter warmers to pumpkin ales in the fall, our shelves are stocked with unique finds that capture the spirit of the moment.

7. Pale Ales: Balancing Act

Pale ales strike a beautiful balance between hoppy bitterness and malt sweetness. They're versatile and incredibly drinkable. Explore our diverse offering including a range of citrusy hops.

8. IPAs: Hoppy Heaven

Last but certainly not least, let's talk about the kings of hops - IPAs. India Pale Ales come in a myriad of styles, from the classic styles with their piney and resinous notes to the hazy variety bursting with tropical fruit flavours. Dive into the world of hops and discover the nuances of bitterness and aroma.

Whether you're a seasoned beer enthusiast or just beginning to explore the world of craft brews, Gertrude Grocer Fitzroy Cellars is your passport to a world of flavours.

Come in, chat with our knowledgeable staff, and embark on a beer-tasting journey that celebrates local brewers, sustainability, and the artistry of craft beer. Let's toast to the diverse and delightful world of beer right here in Melbourne, Victoria. 

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