Short Pour: What's in My Beer?

When you first get interested in beer, you inevitably hear about the Reinheitsgebot...

Reinheitsgebot, the original German law mandating that beer be made of only certain ingredients: initially barley, hops, and water - later they added yeast. And that’s been a central tenet of German brewing for five centuries. But it’s just a part of the total beer universe. Going back to biblical times, beer was made from whatever was at hand - different native ingredients in different places. It’s a concept many, many craft brewers have embraced. They’re putting some of everything in their beers - and Beer Geeks host Michael Ferguson is on the road seeking them out.

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