ORIGINS, STANDARDS, STYLES, FLAVORS
Beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. After water and tea, it is the third most popular drink worldwide. It is most likely the oldest fermented drink still in existence. It is made via the saccharification of starch and by fermenting the sugar that result, yielding beer.
Cordials & Malted cereal grains, usually barley and wheat, produce the starch and saccharification of the enzymes. Rice and un-malted maize are also commonly used to lighten the flavor because they are less expensive.
The production of beer is referred to as brewing. Beer is typically flavored using hops. This adds some bitterness and acts as a natural preservative although flavoring with herbs and fruit may also be done.
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