Lager vs. Ale: The Differences Between Both Types of Beer

Though there are any number of different types of beer, with ale and lagers the most common varieties with many sub-types within each of those varieties, it’s easy to find a beer to please virtually any palette. But, what’s the difference between these two types of beer, and how does it affect the finished product and your overall experience?

Though many people believe it to be no more than a difference of yeast, there is actually a wide range of factors that can impact your beer’s final quality, clarity and flavor. Each of these aspects, including the yeast, can make a big difference on how the different styles turn out in the end.


Looking back through beer history, ales are considered the beer of antiquity. Ales come in a very wide range of flavors and styles.
……Marty Nachel


Jeff Flowers6 Common Types of Pale Ale

Pale ale is one of the most popular styles of beer, not just to my taste buds, but all around the world. Made with a greater amount of pale malts ……Jeff Flowers


Hugh Thomas Craft beer: is it closing time for the Campaign for Real Ale?

So that’s it then. The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra), could soon be throwing in the dishcloth.……Hugh Thomas


Emma ChristensenWhat’s the Difference? Ale vs. Lager Beers Beer Sessions

All beers, no matter how great or small, are made from a basic combination of water, malts, hops, and yeast.……Emma Christensen