From the pale golden pils to the deep, dark wee heavy, beer runs the gamut in taste, appearance, and varieties — and until recently, few Americans took notice of its intricacies the way we have its cousins, wine and whiskey. But with the rise of the craft beer market and India Pale Ales (IPAs) all the rage, it’s time to start giving beer its due.
And so, with Oktoberfest wrapped up and winter looming, we present a small taste of the knowledge that aficionados of all walks of life — from the President of the United States to everyman Homer Simpson — can treasure and enjoy. This is the Spectrum of Suds.
Curious to see how wine has been turned on its head in recent years? Explore our article and infographic on the five alternatives to the classic wine bottle:
Remember that you must be at least 21 years old to drink in the USA and to always drink responsibly. This information is intended for informational purposes only, and not to promote the consumption of alcohol.