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Beer 101: Changing Times

Changing times have also left their mark on beer. Certain styles, like stout, evolved with a unique grain bill designed to avoid taxes on malts yet still provide a hearty beverage. Heavy, high gravity lagers such as doppelbock were developed to help monks and nuns through their Lenten fast. The need to look good in a bathing suit while recovering from college party excess has led to the low calorie light beers of today. So, after centuries of devout brewers trying to get more calories into beer, now recent generations have asked that they be taken out, too!

Beer 101: Changing Times