What Are Hops?
Emerald jewels of the brewing industry, hops are one of the most important and interesting aspects of brewing. They’re very often the difference between an average IPA and a world-class medal winner. But how much do you really know about Humulus lupulus? Well to get a quick overview, we’d suggest quickly popping over to our craft beer glossary and checking out this entry on hops. It has most of the basics and will help get you started.
All done? Good. Now check out this video from the guys at The Craft Beer Channel. It’s a quick history of these magical flowers, and will set you up to dominate your next pub chat over an IPA.
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