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You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline - it helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer.
-- Frank Zappa, 1940-1993

 

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?


In Vino Veritas,
In Cervesio Felicitas