Schwarzbier is the Lightest Dark Beer You’ve Never Tried

June 29, 2015

A dark beer for summer? Absolutely.

One of the most prevalent and persistent misconceptions about beer is that it comes in just two basic types—light and dark, and that all of beer’s other qualities are firmly determined by its color. It doesn’t help that when ordering beer at virtually any pub in the Czech Republic—the birthplace of Bohemian Pilsener, the most ubiquitous beer style on earth—one’s only three options are light, dark or “cut” beer, the latter being a fifty-fifty percent blend of light and dark lager.

So, the story endures. For those who want a higher alcohol level (and…