It takes more than just malted barley, hops, water and yeast to craft your favourite beer. Brewing beer is a science that has been practiced by civilizations for thousands of years. It’s also an art form that requires great care, knowledge and imagination. From choosing the highest-quality barley, to carefully packaging the bottles and cans that deliver quality products to beer-drinkers around the world, brewmasters practices are state-of-the-art. Read on to learn more.
MALTED BARLEY – THE SOUL OF BEER
Malt is a key ingredient that brings colour and flavour to beer, provides sugars that are converted by the yeast into alcohol, and unfermentable sugars which provide body and sweetness in the finished product.
HOPS – THE SPICE OF BEER
Hops are the flowers of a climbing plant that grow on vines. The female hop flowers contain a wealth of resins and essential oils which give beer its distinctive bitterness and aroma.
YEAST – THE MAGIC INGREDIENT
Different strains of yeast provide many different aromas; banana, apple, citrus, tropical fruit, pear, spice, pepper, and lemongrass.
WATER – THE MAIN INGREDIENT
Brewing beer takes a lot of water. It is used throughout the brewing process and is one of the key ingredients in brewing a great quality beer.