The culture of beer in the UK and Japan

English beer has a long history and traditions. There are two types of beer, ale and lager, and in Japan we usually drink lager. Ale was born in the UK, and English beer has a long history and tradition.

The difference between ale and lager is the brewing process. The process makes beer taste different, so ale is sweet and fruity. On the other hand lager is bitter and subtle.

The style of drinking beer is also different. People usually don’t eat food much, only crisps or nuts in UK when they drink beer. They occasionally eat jacked potato and chips. However, in Japan, we usually eat dinner or something light when we drink beer. Therefore, Japanese beer has a clean finish to fit food.

Here is a table showing consumption for one person including in Japan and Britain.

Rank

Country

Consumption(L)

1

Czechoslovakia

142.3

2

Ireland

114.7

3

Germany

109.1

4

Austria

106.5

5

Finland

90.4

6

Venezuela

88.2

7

Australia

87.9

8

Slovenia

87.9

9

Croatia

84.3

10

Poland

83.8

16

Britain

75.8

38

Japan

46.9

Anyway, we love beer.

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One Response to The culture of beer in the UK and Japan

  1. DW says:

    Another difference is that British ale is drunk at a higher temperature than most beers around the world. It’s cool-ish, room temperature, or even a tad warm.

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