Although Scotland is well known around the world for whisky, this country also has a great brewing tradition.
History of Scottish beers
Although beer in Scotland dates back thousands of years, production itself began at the beginning of the 18th century. Following the passage of the Act of Union in 1707, Scotland began to manufacture this drink on a massive scale, as taxes on both malt and beer were lower than in the rest of Britain.
It was in the 19th century that the famous "Edinburgh Pale Ale" beer was created in the Canongate district of Edinburgh, which was exported to all the British colonies that Great Britain then had throughout the world. At that time there were around 300 breweries in the country, 40 of which were located in Edinburgh.
At that time came the classification of 70, 80 and 90 shillings that is still in force today. It consists in classifying the prices of beer according to alcohol content. That is, the more weight a barrel have, the less alcohol it contains and, therefore, beer is cheaper.
The twentieth century was somewhat convulsive in the brewing sector of Scotland, due to the two World Wars. However, Scotland's popularity as a brewing benchmark in the world did not diminish in the sblondest. To this day, Scotland's beer remains one of the best rated in the world.
The 3 most popular types of beer in Scotland
Normally, beers are classified according to their taste.
Lager: a type of beer of low fermentation and very blond colour.
Ale: another type of beer from Scotland, also widely known. It has a higher alcohol content and is usually consumed at room temperature.
Pale Ale: it has a roasted colour and a very blond, bitter touch. Unlike the previous two, this type of beer has a lot less body.