The Basic Ingredients of Beer

Written by Ryan on March 23, 2015

The basic ingredients of beer are water; a starch source, such as malted barley, able to be fermented (converted into alcohol); a brewer’s yeast to produce the fermentation; and a flavouring, such as hops, to offset the sweetness of the malt.

A mixture of starch sources may be used, with a secondary saccharide, such as maize (corn), rice, or sugar, often being termed an adjunct, especially when used as a lower-cost substitute for malted barley. Less widely used starch sources include millet, sorghum, and cassava root in Africa, potato in Brazil, and agave in Mexico, among others. The amount of each starch source in a beer recipe is collectively called the grain bill.

4 comments on “The Basic Ingredients of Beer


  1. Michael Stoyka

    Hi Ryan
    When are you guys bring back Mint Alamo!!! My favorite so far of your beers

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    1. Ryan

      Hey Michael, Sorry about missing your earlier message on here, we don’t get around to checking the comments on here as often as we should. Mint probably won’t be back on until around St Patty’s day. That was a special release for the holiday. Cheers.

      Reply

  2. Dawn

    Where do I purchase mugs/glasses

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    1. Ryan

      Hello Dawn, you can purchase these items in the taproom. Thank you.

      Reply

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