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Beer Drinkers Guide :
BEER BASICS | HISTORY OF BEER | BEER STYLES | ART OF BREWING
beer is affected negatively by light, especially direct sunlight, and so your stocks should be stored in cool dark storeroom.
The influnce of temperature
Beer,like many other food products,loses its fresh flavoure quicker in a warm environment. cool
condition, therefore, are much more favorable to beer quality. beer kept under refrigeration will
outlast beer which is exposed to heat.However,beer should never be frozen as this spoils its
flavour and appearance.The ideal temperature to serve beer in india is 4 degrees celsius.
Beer and health
It is widely accepted that moderate alcohol consumtion has health-giving denefits,primarily in
reducing the risk of heart disease.A study by the Harvard medical school in the united states
concluded that all alcohol beverages, drunk in moderation,are beneficial. in addition,beer's
nutritional value can be gauged frome a 1992 study by the food science and Technology division
of the CSIR which found that castel lager(findings would be similar for all SABMiller's lagers)
*A rich source of phosphorus and folic acid.
*A significiant sourec of energy magnesium, potassium,riboflavin,niacin,vitamin B6 and vitamin
*A moderate source of protein of plant origin,carbohydrate, calcium and manganese.
Beer's unique flavoure characteristics
The specific malt variety,the specific maize,the brand recipe and the yeast strain all contribute
directly to the flavour of different beers. hops are the balancing "pepper & salt" of beer.Hops
from the fruit cone of the female hop plant,impart a characteristically spice, tangy-bitter
flavours and the more hops added, the bittere the beer. For example,low hop beers are castle
lager,lion lager,Amstel lager and Hansa pilsener.
Simple daily maintenance schedules
Here are some helpful hints to help you run a more efficent bar.
*Check yourn counter mount illumination is working.
*Check that air is circulatig freely around your under-counter or remote coolers.
*With cabinet glasswashser,clean your jets, filters and washarms. With manual glasswasing,change
your detergent and rinse water frequently.
*Check in-glass temperrature (consumer's glass) that each pack type (bottle,can or draught) is 4
*Re-stock your bottles shelves and coolers with new stock from the back, bringing your old stock
to the front. Remember the old acronym FIFO (first in,first out).
|The ART of BREWING
|HISTORY OF BEER
Beer is one the oldest product of civilization,and may even have been a stepping stone to the invetion of leavened bread.Historians believe that the ancient mesopotamians and sumerians were brewing as early as 10,000 BC. the ancient Egyptians and chinese brewed beer as did precolumbian civilization in the Americas,who used cron instead of barley. In the middle ages,European monks were the guardians of literature and scince,as well as the art of beer
making.They refind the process to near perfection and intitutionalized the use of hops as a flavouring and preservative. While grapes grow well in warm climates,barley grows better in cooler climes. This is how the northern countries of Germany and England became famous for their beers.Beer.Today. Beer.Tomorrow-some years ago,a British man was the victim of a car accident sued the other driver,claiming he had lost his ability to taste beer as a
result of his injuries.the jude agreed the this was a "great loss" and awarded the man $ 14,076. The rest of us are not likely to lose our taste for beer any time soon. no matter what time of day or night it is,you can be sure that someone somewhere in the world is enjoying a beer right now. In the U.S. and canada, microbreweries,breweries that product fewer than 15,000 barrels of beer year, are part of growing craft industry that includes homemade and specialty beer. The brewpub is also a growing idustry;this is an insitutuiton that brews its own
beer,mainly for consumption on the premises. Cooking with beer is another growing trend. Beer can now be tasted as an ingredient in sauces and batters, whilebook and internet sites proclaim that a good beer is the ideal accompaniment to heart beef dishes,seafood,and fish
entrees. Beer has been a part of gatherings,huge celebrations, and simple meals all over
the world from the dawn of history.An appreciation of beer crosses language lines and cultural differences.
There's just something about beer that defines the salt-of -the earth. Cheers!