Podcast: What is beer?

The name (and the beer) is a mouthful! Dried apricot, sparkling cider...not of one style,  but appropriating aspects of many!

The name (and the beer) is a mouthful! Dried apricot, sparkling cider…not of one style, but appropriating aspects of many!

The Scotsman and Drew discuss the ingredients of beer: Barley, Hops, Water, and Yeast. What are these simple-yet-Oh-So-Complex ingredients and how do brewers use them to make the liquid awesomeness of beer? In this podcast, we answer some questions: Is there really a beer purity law in Germany? What was the Reinheitsgabot instituted for? Are there any other ingredients used in the creation of this most wonderful beverage? In the midst of all of this, they enjoy a Rogue New Crustacean Barleywineish Imperial IPA Sorta. (Yeah, that’s the name. Leave it to Rogue.)

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Pastoral Counseling (Q&A): How do they make beer?

Hello, Congregants.  Welcome to the Pastoral Counseling feature of Ale Evangelism. In this feature, we will attempt to answer the questions asked by friends and readers to bring us all to a better understanding of beer appreciation.

Today’s question is one I have heard for many years.  Most people know about some of the ingredients of beer thanks to marketing of Samuel Adams, Budweiser, and others.  Knowing about hops, barley, and other non-liquid ingredients, it’s easy to understand why this questions gets asked: “How do they make beer?” Hit the jump to find the answer! Continue reading