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From Grain to Glass: Understanding the Beer Brewing Process

From Grain to Glass: Understanding the Beer Brewing Process

Have you attempted to understand the beer brewing process? If you like beer, you’ve probably wondered at one time or another why a certain beer is bitter, why another one is light, and why yet another one is smoky, fruity or tart. You may have asked yourself what it is that makes one beer an ale and another a lager.

To answer these questions, take a look at the infographic above, From Grain to Glass: Understanding the Beer Brewing Process. It is a step-by-step overview of how barley from the field ends up as beer in your glass.

Learning about the brewing process may be more than just a matter of satisfying your curiosity, although that is reason enough to study the infographic. A study from 2017 revealed that about 1.1 million Americans are brewing their own beer. Homebrewers come from all walks of life and everywhere across the country. If you’re thinking of taking up homebrewing as a hobby, understanding the basics of brewing is a must.

Those that are truly fascinated can take it one step further, from hobby to career. In 2017, there were over 6,300 craft breweries in the U.S. — a booming small business niche responsible for more than 135,000 jobs around the country. The first step in becoming a professional brewer is knowledge. So, whatever your interest level in beer, the above infographic should quench your thirst.