Upstate On Draft: Quest Brewing Co.
Craft beer is taking over the Upstate… there’s no denying it. But sometimes it’s difficult to know what to order. “What flavors are in this?” “HOW much alcohol is that?!” “Isn’t all craft beer bitter?”
We’ve decided to take this to the experts. Stephanie King, our Social Media Director (and craft beer enthusiast), is visiting local brewers to learn about their beer, and who exactly will enjoy it! Hint…. just about everyone.
For our very first installment of Upstate on Draft, Stephanie sat down with Don Richardson of Quest Brewing Co. to talk about one of their newest canned beers, the Issaqueena White Ale. Check out the video below to learn all about it!
Beer Cheat Sheet
Beer is easy enough to understand, but some of the technical terms aren’t. We’ve put together a cheat-sheet to help you learn more about beer, plus help you decide which you want to order!
Color: This one’s pretty self-explanatory. This is the color the beer appears when poured into a clear glass or plastic cup, with a white background in natural light.
Haze: Hazy beers appear cloudy, aka you can’t see right through them. Haze can be caused by conversion time, chill temperature, poor yeast, or, in a lot of cases, just the type of wheat malt!
IBUs: International Bitterness Units. A low IBU count means a beer is less bitter, and vice versa, a high IBU count means the beer is more bitter. The scale goes from 1-100, with a lot of beers falling between 20-80. *Keep in mind certain flavors and malt can mask the flavor of bitterness in some beers.
Gravity: Beer gravity is technically the amount of dissolved sugars in water. The more sugar dissolved (and thus turned into alcohol), the more gravity. Higher gravity beers have a higher ABV- alcohol by volume