Beer

Beer is a generic term for a class of bitter caustic alcoholic beverages which are mostly brewed or fermented cereal grain starch. Beer is made from malted barley, wheat, maize or rice. Water, starch, hops, yeast and clarifying agent constitute the basic ingredients of beer.
 
The process of beer production called brewing involves three major steps, i.e. mashing, lautering and fermentation. Ale, Lambic, Major, Stout, are the different varieties of beer that are a party passion all over the world.
 
Beer is an alcoholic beverage which is consumed very widely around the world. It is next after water and tea in popularity.
 
Ingredients & Preparation
 
The main ingredients of beer are water, malt (barley/wheat), starch, brewer’s yeast, hops and clarifying agents. The major component of beer is water.
 
Beer is prepared by saccharification of starch and its fermentation by yeast. The process of beer preparation is called brewing which involves three main steps, i.e. mashing, lautering and fermentation. Barley malt or wheat malt with other grains (maize or rice) are used for the preparation of beer. Hops (a natural preservative) provide the characteristic flavor of beer.
 
Health and Nutrition Facts
 
Approximate Values per serving (per can) (Calories - 153 cal, Fat – 0 g, Carbohydrates – 12.6 g, Protein – 1.6 g, fiber – 0 g, Cholesterol – 0 mg
 
Health Benefits
1. Brewer’s yeast is rich in nutrients, hence beer is full of nutrients such as potassium, magnesium, selenium, phosphorus, biotin, and vitamin –B. Beer is also called as liquid bread.
2. Studies suggest that low alcohol beer may have powerful anti-cancer properties.
 

Beer Blogs

How Different Beers Call For Different Beer Glasses

How Different Beers Call For Different Beer Glasses On : 11-Jan-2011 By : chockyfoodie

It is pretty interesting to study about how different beers call for different beer glasses? Most of us believe that only beer mugs are the type of beer glasses available for enjoying beers. But that’s not true. There are different beer glasses for...

Beer And Beer Bellies!

On : 13-Jul-2009 By : ifoodiee

For all those who love gulping down their beer this is good news! When the Mayor of New York City declared that July will be the Good Beer month in accordance to a request from a  newly formed group called The Good Beer Seal . I don’t think they...

Antarctic Beer Becomes The World's Costliest Beer

Antarctic Beer Becomes The World's Costliest Beer	On : 16-Nov-2010 By : foodjunky

Antarctic beer becomes the world's costliest beer,  auctioned at $800 a bottle. The most expensive beer of the world derives its name from Antarctica ice used for brewing. The Antarctica ice was carried by Sea Shepherd from a trip to the Antarctica...

How To Brew Beer At Home?

How To Brew Beer At Home? On : 30-Jun-2010 By : frutilady

For those among us for whom beer is not just a social drink but an elixir to savor and stock, home brewing can be a very interesting project that once mastered has potential economic benefits too (homemade beer is way cheaper than commercial beer). Many...

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