• Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different

    Climate Change Will Make Beer Taste Different
    Although centuries old, beer is a pretty dynamic beverage. In the last quarter-century, new directions from ingredients such as hops to styles of brewing have changed how the taste, quality, and availability of beer.  Not all of these changes are under our control. Climate change will make beer taste different in the future because the natural ingredients used are also changing.  Specifically, the beer you...
  • Why Do Brewers Put Hops in Beer?

    Why Do Brewers Put Hops in Beer?
      In 1516, Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria decreed that beer should only have four ingredients: water, malted grains, hops and yeast. This is the Reinheitsgebot, or the German beer purity law. This 500-year-old basic recipe is still followed by beer brewers even until today.  Water—as in the human body—constitutes most of beer. In fact, the typical beer is 90 to 95% water. Malted...
  • When should I add dry hops?

    When should I add dry hops?
    Dry Hopping If you’re ready for your beer’s hop nose to wow you, it might be time to try dry hopping. Dry hopping is the process of adding hops to beer after fermentation has begun. Dry hopping conveys a fresh hop aroma in the beer without adding any bitterness and brings a unique taste character. Adding hops later on in the process conserves the...
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