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Learn: The 60 Second Pour

 
Posted August 29th, 2014 @ 2:30pm

This is the 60 Second Pour. What are you pouring this weekend?

For ages 21+ only please, enjoy responsibly, be creative, and always form your own opinions!

Whether or not if you believe in the beer purity law called the Reinheitsgebot (of German origin), which means that beer is made of water, malt, and hops. This is sometimes considered making simple beer. Nowadays, breweries like to use other ingredients as well. These are called adjuncts--such as fruit, and spices.

Maltiness (or body) adds color, flavor (sometimes sweet or fry), and aroma to the beer.

Hops add bitterness, flavor, and aroma to the beer.

Mashing, fermentation, and conditioning temperatures can lead to dry, crisp, and fruity characteristics in beer.

Yeast can trap off flavors, or add flavor. This is why some beers taste peppery or fruity.

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