A beer presentation by Gregg Glaser includes:
• Defining Beer Terms
• An Overview of the World History of Beer
• An Overview of Beer History in the U.S.A.
• A Discussion of the Current U.S. Beer Market
• A Discussion of Beer Ingredients and the Brewing Process
• The Proper Way to Evaluate Beer
• A Discussion of World Beer Styles
• A Sampling of 8-12 Beer Styles
These are some of the topics explored in detail:
• What are the differences among Beer, Ale and Lager?
• What is Top-Fermentation vs. Bottom Fermentation?
• At what temperatures should different beers be drunk?
• When was the first beer brewed? Was it a happy accident?
• How did we get from the first homemade beers to the large multi-national breweries?
• What are microbreweries and brewpubs and why are they so popular today?
• Did the Pilgrims on the Mayflower really land at Plymouth Rock because they ran out of beer?
• Was beer a more prevalent drink than water in Medieval Europe and Colonial America?
• When and why did beer go from being dark brown to golden?
• Who were Anton Dreyer, Gabriel Sedlmayer and Emil Hansen and why were they so important to the history of beer?
• What are some of the most famous cities and towns in the history of beer?
• How did the Anti-Saloon League, Prohibition, W.W.I and W.W.II affect the American beer industry?
• What are the ingredients in beer and how is it made?
• Can good beer really be made at home?
• What characteristics do connoisseurs look for in beer?
• How is beer judged and evaluated?
• Why do beers from different countries taste so different?