If there is one thing we are passionate about here at The Gaslight, it’s beer which is obvious from our ALL NEW beer list which you can check out here: BEER
We like it best when our customers’ glasses are filled, and the taps are flowing freely! That’s why we put a lot of time and effort into making sure our options feel fresh and that we regularly offer new and exciting beer experiences every type of beer-drinker.
We aren’t alone though because beer is important to the entire human race. It’s been around for over 5,000 years and it is believed that beer may have been invented even before bread! The Babylonians produced beer in large quantities and may have had over 20 different types of beer. That’s a lot of beer considering our draft list rounds off at 14 different types. However, with great beer like Allagash White, Bell’s Two-hearted Ale and even some 2016 Troegs Mad Elf, our beer probably tastes better than some of that old Babylonian hooch.
While it’s best to experience beer at the bar in a social atmosphere, some people are looking for beer to take out. In the late 1800s, people carried beer home from their local pub in metal pails that would make a growling sound as carbon dioxide escaped through the lid. This eventually led to the invention of the aptly named “Growlers” that we use to get take-out draft beer today. We like to take it up a notch though and offer a free growler to anyone getting their first fill so they can continue the tradition of take-out beer!
Not all take-out beer has to be served in growlers; we actually offer over 25 different types of bottled and canned beer that is available to drink either in-house or for take-out. We feature everything from run-of-the-mill lagers to session IPAs. There really are a lot of different beer types between IPAs, stouts, and wheat beers: Do you really know what makes them different from each other?
Beer is made with only four ingredients: hops, malt, yeast, and water. The ratios and brewing process are what turns these four ingredients into any one of the numerous different beer styles. A lager, for example, is fermented at a colder temperature to produce a more crisp and refreshing body while ales are fermented at a higher temperature in order to balance out the taste. Beer composition is also indicative of its brewing location. For example, American beers tend to be more focused on hops (which produce more floral notes,) while Belgian style beers focus more on a more on the yeast.
Whether it’s a light beer for happy hour or a chocolate stout for dessert, we can still all agree that beer truly does bring everyone together for great times worth remembering. The Gaslight wants to be that place where you make your beer-memories. Next time you are in the neighborhood make sure you stop in, we’d love to talk beer with you!