Posts tagged Yeast
The Ancestor of Lager Yeasts Found Hiding in Patagonia

Only a handful of ingredients are needed to brew beer. A brewer needs water, hops, malt and yeast. While each of these is a vital ingredient, yeast is perhaps the most important. Without yeast, there would be no way to transform the sugars from the malt into alcohol – you’d be left with a strange tasting mixture with no alcohol content. Really, it’s yeast that makes beer… well, beer! 

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Craft Mead – The Nectar of the Gods Comes to the 21st Century

The craft beer world has been making headlines for quite some time now as more and more Americans make the switch from mass produced, bland beer options to small batch brews with flavor, character and real taste. However, beer’s not the only thing on the menu these days. Craft mead is actually becoming more and more popular in today’s world and you might just find that local mead producers in your area have some rather tempting options to offer you. What is mead? Should you bother with it? Let’s take a look at what it is, where it came from and where it’s going in the modern era.

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