Beer & brewing
Brewers and Growers Working Hand in Hand
While there are many ways to add flavor to beer, hops have been the top choice for brewers for millennia. Hops are the “spice” of beer, and without them, different beers would not have their distinctive balance of flavors, bitterness or aroma. To brew truly great beers, it is crucial for brewers to have access to different varieties of the highest quality hops.
Vintage Strains of Yeast
Depending on environmental factors, barley malt and hops will vary a bit from year to year, making the work of a Brewmaster that much more challenging. But yeast is the one element that always stays consistent and true to the original yeast strain with which our beer brands were first brewed. Much of our company’s success is due to our ability to brew beers that consistently reflect the same taste characteristics – and this is due in large part to yeast.
The World of Extreme Beers
Plato hit the nail on the head with his observation that it was a wise man who invented beer. From the umqombothi of South Africa to the sahti of Finland, beer in all its forms has been part of human culture for thousands of years. Yet beer has its extreme side too, and time has seen the creation of many unusual brews.