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Beer Ingredients: Flavorings
Flavorings diversify the taste of your brew. If you’re not some kind of intense Reinheitsgebot cultist, you too can take advantage of flavoring ingredients beyond your basic barley, hops, yeast, and water. Items you can try include spices, fruits and herbs.
- Spiced beers are a traditional favorite during the winter holiday season and can be a great excuse to brew something special.
- Fruit can stretch your flavor expectations for beer, and there are many that are typically tried such as cherry, raspberry, and even blueberry.
- Herbal additions can help create modern interpretations of lost styles, reaching back to the pre-Middle Ages when hops came to dominate the flavoring of beer.
Have fun testing your palate and your friends to detect traces of this and that in the next seasonally-limited brew. If you’re a homebrewer, you’ll find this a great way to express your creativity, within the limits of good taste.