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Defining Beer

What is beer, exactly? Explore the elements that define beer, and that make one beer different from another.

What is beer, exactly?  Explore the elements that define beer, and that make one beer different from another.

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Beer 101
Beer 101: Brewer Intent
Beer 101: Brewing Methods
Beer 101: Changing Times
Beer 101: Local Influences
Beer 101: Origins of Beer Styles
Beer Ingredients
Beer Ingredients: Additives
Beer Ingredients: Flavorings
Beer Ingredients: Hops
Beer Ingredients: Malts, Extracts, and Sugars
Beer Ingredients: Water
Beer Ingredients: Yeast
Comparing Beer Styles
Comparing Beer Styles: Bitterness
Comparing Beer Styles: Color
Comparing Beer Styles: Final Gravity
Comparing Beer Styles: Original Gravity
Comparing Beer Styles: Strength