Basic+ Word of the Day: ale

ale (noun) LISTEN

Ale is a type of beer made of grain fermented in a open vat with yeast that rises to the top.

  • What ales do you have on tap?
  • Stout, pale ale and porter are types of ales.

Don't confuse it with

ail: to be sick. Example: “You look green! What ails you?”

Did you know?

Ales and lagers are two types of beers. While ales are fruitier and lagers and crisper, the real difference is that they use different types of yeast. For more information, read this Popular Science article.

In pop culture

Have you always wanted to brew your own ale? Then watch this video.

There are other meanings of ale.
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Word of the Day is released Monday through Friday.

Previous Post Next Post

You Might Also Like