Peter:'I thought that I'd bring you to good pub whilst we were here in England. This one is good because it has a lot of national and international beers. So, what would you like?'
Juan:'There are so many to choose from. What's the brown beer they are drinking at the bar?'
Peter:'That's called a bitter. It's a very typical type of beer from England. As you can guess it tastes a little bitter and it's usually serviced at room temperature. It's called an ale in America. There's a lot of local breweries that make bitter around here that are very good.
But there are other types of beer as well. A beer that has a golden colour is called a lager. It's what most people think of when they hear the word beer. British lager isn't very good, so I'd recommend that you order a foreign lager from Germany or Holland like Heineken. You can also have a stout, which is a black beer. The most famous make of stout is Guinness. But they also have a very good stout from a local brewery, called Sutton Black.'
Juan:'There's somebody drinking a beer that looks white. Is it a fruit beer?'
Peter:'No it isn't a fruit beer, it's another type of beer called a wheat beer. Most beer is made from the cereal barley, but that's made from wheat, that's why it has a white colour. It's a typical type of beer from Germany. You can also have a cider, it's not a beer but it's an alcoholic beverage made from apples.'
Juan:'I think I'll have a wheat beer.'
Peter:'I'll have one too. So what size do you want? Do you want a pint?'
Juan:'A pint is about half a litre?'
Peter:'It's a little bit more. If you don't want to drink so much, you could have an half pint. Or we could order a pitcher, which is a glass container that holds about 2 pints and then we can share it and pour it ourselves into two small glasses.'
Juan:'I'll have a pint.'
Peter:'Can we have two pints of the wheat beer please?'
Barman:'I am afraid that because the wheat beer is a special beer from Germany, we don't have any wheat beer in barrels here, so there is none of it on draught. But we do have bottled wheat beer. But the bottles are a little less than a pint. They are half a litre. Is that ok?'
Peter:'No problem, two bottles is fine.'