The History Of Beer

THE HISTORY OF BEER: Brewing is almost certainly the most ancient manufacturing art known to man, and is probably as old as agriculture. Beer is also as old as bread – in fact it is probable that either beer or bread may have been a by–product of the other. According to archaeologists, ‘beerbread’ was known […]

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Ingredients Of Beer

INGREDIENTS OF BEER: If you break beer down it is simply fermented, hop flavoured, malt sugared, liquid. The basic ingredients of beer are water, malt, hops, and yeast. The major variation in beer is the type of yeast used to ferment the product. Water comprises more than 90% of beer. Almost any water can be […]

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Styles Of Beer

STYLES OF BEER: Beer styles all fall into two broad types, determined by the time and temperature of the primary fermentation as well as where the yeast sits during fermentation. These are ales and lagers.   Ale Ale is beer that is brewed using only top-fermenting yeasts, and is typically fermented at higher temperatures than […]

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How To Pour The Perfect Beer

HOW TO POUR THE PERFECT BEER: The Glass – Get a proper beer glass; one that’s a good full shape and curves in a little at the top to trap the beer’s aromas. The Beer – Beer is never better than when it is delivered from the brewer. It does not improve with age; in […]

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How To Taste Beer

HOW TO TASTE BEER: Tasting your beer When it comes to tasting beer you’re looking for the magic flavour of the malt and the hops that the brewer has released and balanced in a masterly way. A good sense of smell is the key to tasting. You no doubt have noticed how food tastes bland […]

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