Lesson of the Day #2 - Beer Varieties
With only 4 primary ingredients to make beer — grain, hops, yeast, and water — why are there so many varieties?
Because there are so many variations & combination in those ingredients:
Grain - usually malted barley but also others (wheat, corn, rice) as well
Hops - there are many varieties
Yeast - this creates the fermentation, but there are various strains within the 2 types, the top fermenting for ales, and the bottom fermenting for lagers.
Water - being 90-95% of a beer’s composition, manipulating and adjusting its mineral contents can play a major factor
Trivia Question - What are the 3 most popular drinks in the world?
Answer - #1 water, #2 tea, and #3 beer