Water, barley, and hops – beer basics that are as true and steady now as they were when the Bavarians laid down Reinheitsgebot more than five centuries ago. In the right master brewers’ hands, those ingredients morph into that wonderful refreshment that still help monks meditate, and make modern connoisseurs salivate.
And indeed, it’s that kind of alchemy that’s making the craft world so amazing right now. Brewers are turning out beers that taste like breakfast in bottle. Feeling like dessert – maybe chocolate truffle, Key Lime pie, or strawberry shortcake? Yes – there’s a beer for that.