Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic drinks on the market. It has a lot of benefits and is healthy to drink in moderation. It can improve your heart health, reduce blood sugar and the risk of certain diseases like diabetes.
The Basics of Beer
Every brew is made with a unique blend of water, malt, hops and yeast. They all boil to form a sweet liquid called wort. The wort is then cooled, so that the temperature is just right for yeast to come in and convert the sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide.
Adding Flavors to Beer
The brewer can add anything they want to their wort, from spices to fruit juice blends. This is a great way to make your beer stand out from the rest.
Using Grain to Create More Flavour and Body
The grains used in brewing are important for flavor, aroma and color. They also provide proteins to give a foamy head and texture to the beverage.
Choosing the right grain for the style of beer is crucial. Rye for example gives a rich chocolate or caramel flavor while wheat can contribute crispness.
Bitterness of Beer
The bitter taste in beer comes from the hops and can be caused by a variety of factors including alpha acids and different strands of yeast that can give it a sour/wild taste.
Sweetness of Beer
The sweetness in a beer comes from the sugars that are extracted from the malts. They are what the yeast eats to produce alcohol, carbonation and other flavors in the beer.