Beer

Come in and check out our revamped beer department.

Known to have the largest selection in Northeast Georgia.  With over 1200 different beers ranging from domestic favorites to unique craft and imported beers, we are confident you will find a brew for any event!

We also offer and provide special pricing on wholesaler overstocks and inventory reductions, at Beverage SuperStore we strive to give and find our customers the very best values on the brands they love.

If you have further questions regarding our products, have a special order, or need help with beer or kegerator needs, orders and supplies, our Beer Manager will be happy to help you

Beer 101

Here is a description of the most common beer styles:

Lager
Two different types of yeast can be used to create alcohol. Bottom-fermenting yeast that ferments slowly at a low temperature creates a smoother, mellower beer. Lager beers are light in color, high in carbonation and tend to be less alcoholic than ales. Lagers are best served chilled (about 48 degrees).

American Lager
This style of brewing has become popular in modern times, and has spread.  Often graded economy, standard and premium indicating the use of higher quality ingredients and often an increase in alcohol content.

Ice Beer
 Ice beer is a fairly recent innovation in brewing.  The beer is allowed to freeze, then the ice crystals are removed.  This concentrates both strength and flavour.

Ale
This type of yeast rises to the top during fermentation. It also ferments more rapidly and at a higher temperature, resulting in a more aromatic and fruity product. Real ale is produced using traditional methods, without pasteurization. Compared to lagers, ales have a lower amount of carbonation and should be served at a warmer temperature (54-56 degrees). Strong ales should be served at room temperature.

Amber
Malty, hoppy beers have a rich golden color. They can be ales or lagers and tend to be fuller bodied due to the addition of specialty grains.

Bitter Ale
Highly hopped for a more dry and aromatic beer, bitter is pale in color but strong in alcohol content.

Dark Beer
Beer becomes darker when the barley is kilned for a longer period of time. This also creates richer, deeper flavors from the roasted grain.

Fruit Beer
Fruit may be added either during the primary fermentation or later. Fruit beer is usually made with berries, although other fruits can be used.

India Pale Ale
The name is often shortened to IPA. This ale was originally brewed in England for export to India. The large quantities of hops added were intended as a preservative and to mask potential off-flavors that might develop during the long voyage.

Mild Beer
Developed as a sweeter and cheaper alternative to dark ales and porters. Mild beer was a popular beer in the mid-nineteenth century but has all but disappeared in most pubs.

Pilsner
This is the term for the classic lager originally developed in Czechoslovakia, a pale, golden-hued, light beer after which many mass-produced American beers are modeled. Pilsners should be served very cold (43 degrees).

Porter
Very bitter, very dark, this beer was developed in England as a “nourishing ” drink for manual laborers such as porters.

Stout
Very dark and heavy, with roasted unmalted barley and, often, caramel malt or sugar, stout was invented by Guinness as a variation on the traditional porter. Serve Guinness at a cool temperature (41-43 degrees).

Wheat Beer (Weizen)
Malted wheat, in addition to barley, is used for this German style beer. Wheat beers were drunk prior to Prohibition and are experiencing a rebirth in the U.S. American wheat beers are markedly different from their German predecessors, which are “spicier. ”