The Health Benefits of Beer

Who ever thought there would be health benefits to drinking beer? Well, there is! Studies have revealed that beer can produce the same benefits as drinking wine. Whether you prefer ales, lagers, stout, bitter or wheat beers, studies show that one drink a day for women or up to two drinks a day for men …

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What is Beer and How is it Made?

In the broadest sense, “beer” is any alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of grain, just as wine is any alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of fruit. In the vast majority of the world’s beers, the grain base is barley. The brewing process commonly begins with malted barley, or “malt”—barley that has been germinated …

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A Craft Beer Glossary

ABV: alcohol by volume, the common method of measuring alcohol content in beer. Acetobacter: an aerobic bacteria that produces acetic acid in a beer, generally undesirable except in a few styles, such as lambic and Flemish red or brown ales. Ale: family of beer that ferments at warmer temperatures, also called “warm-fermenting” or “top-fermenting” because …

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