How is beer made?
Beer takes several weeks to brew from start to finish, depending on the style.
Malted barley is first boiled in water to release the malt sugars. This malt sugar solution is boiled with the chosen variety of hops to provide the bittering. The solution is cooled and yeast is added to begin fermentation.The yeast ferments the sugars, releasing carbon dioxide and ethyl alcohol.When the main fermentation is complete, the beer is bottled with a little bit of added sugar to provide the carbonation.