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What is steam beer? | The Craft Beer Channel

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Ever wondered what steam beer actually means? Despite being invented in America is actually has some interesting history! Oh, and those lovely raisin and spice notes make it a really unusual lager style. We went to Redwell Brewery, who make a cracking version, to find out more...
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Daemiex (2 months ago)
dont sip it like wine ffs
matthew0dublin (1 month ago)
Daemiex they're both in work man
Bumpy Road Brewery (4 months ago)
Drinking an anchor steam beer right now........yep it was planned
sam111880 (6 months ago)
Ok so it seems all the beers are regulated by either the malt mixer , type of yeast , type of hops, amount of sugar and water. Though i am curious on how much sugar and water mixture affect. As it seems that would have only affects of proof not taste. But i could be wrong just learning on brewing and now at least i understand why they call the different beers and beer terminology the way they do.
The Craft Beer Channel (6 months ago)
Hi there. Those are the main ingredient variations, but timing and temperature are HUGE parts of flavour too. Water chemistry is the final variable, and can have a big effect on flavour presentation - some brewers talk about it as seasoning the beer. Most sugar has no impact on flavour so long as it is fermented out, but Belgian candi sugar can leave a caramel kind of flavour.
sam111880 (6 months ago)
O ok so there is to many types of ale and lager classifications which depend on high temperatures or low temperatures /slow fermentation. O and this is determined by different types of yeast used so there are different yeast of significants in beer,wine making ... As there is for the different hops
Beer Avenue (7 months ago)
Do you know if i can buy a Steam beer from Redwell online out of the US? Thanks
The Craft Beer Channel (7 months ago)
Beer Avenue afraid not. The company is going through some issues and is changing owners so bard to find anywhere - and sadly the quality has really suffered too. Best stick to Anchor Steam!
RONS BEERS & TOOLS (1 year ago)
A good video, nice seeing a English microbrewery.
themeatnpotatoes (1 year ago)
Wonderful video ! I'm a malt head so I would love to see the trend balance out more with wonderful beers like these that don't use a metric ton of hops. Keep up the great work.
This baby is yeast driven too!
leoleomatade (2 years ago)
Hola, me gustaria le puedan agregar subtitulos en español, saludos desde argentina.
Real Ale Up North (2 years ago)
Thanks for such an enlightening and educational insight into steam lager. Have to hunt them down.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
Sadly not many being made in the UK but they are a great style!
Diogo Abreu (2 years ago)
It's at 1:53 that the loves starts. Brewer gently fondling his glass.
Josh Amore (2 years ago)
Love steam beer, it's one of my top choices. Great video - I gained a few facts to use in pub trivia.
The Craft Beer Channel (2 years ago)
+Josh Amore haha. Enjoy boring your friends like we do!
Cameron Russell (3 years ago)
Put a jumper on mate!
Brewery Show (3 years ago)
Great explanation!
tomber220 (3 years ago)
Seems like a grand one hope to get a try of it some day
Donal Skehan (3 years ago)
'Ill informed waffle'...Love it! 
sofakingdrunk66 (3 years ago)
Looks and sounds a cracking pint...
Marion Catlin (3 years ago)
I've tried the Steam lager from Redwell, it's gorgeous
Epic Strategy Gamer (8 months ago)
meh, its okay but whilst I don't drink many steam beers lol You have to give credit to Anchor for being the original and better.
CML (1 year ago)
My favourite beer!

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