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Water

WATER People who complain when it rains are not looking at the positive. People who complain when it rains are not looking at the positive – all that water helps barley and hops to grow! It also fills Britain’s reservoirs, streams and springs meaning that brewers have a ready source of the most fundamental ingredient in beer. Beer is composed of up to 95% water and its quality and composition is crucial. Water contains varying amounts of mineral salts depending on the geology of the rocks it percolates through. These salts influence the taste, mouthfeel and the style of beer.

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Hops

HOPS Humulus lupulus or ‘wolf of the woods’ to use its Latin name is known in English as the hop. Humulus lupulus or ‘wolf of the woods’ to use its Latin name is known in English as the hop. Hops are herbaceous perennial climbing plants. The flowers contain oils which, depending on the variety bestows aroma, flavour, and/or bitterness to beer. Hops are also anti-bacterial so they act as a natural preservative.   Just as the grape gives specific characteristics to wine, so the hop does to beer.  Depending on the variety aromas and flavours from hops include citrus, tropical fruit,

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Yeast

YEAST If you drink beer then you will be familiar with Saccharomyces cerevisiae a species of yeast with a penchant for sugar. If you drink beer then you will be familiar with Saccharomyces cerevisiae a species of yeast with a penchant for sugar. With beer that sugar is derived from malted cereal.  Yeast is a magician that creates alcohol from sugar through the process of fermentation.  Fermentation (from the Latin term ‘fevere‘ – to boil) is a maelstrom that results in alcohol, carbon dioxide, and heat. There are three tribes in the beer family – Ale, Lager, Lambic – and

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Malt

MALT Beer is made by fermenting the sugar from malted cereals, usually barley.  Beer is made by fermenting the sugar from malted cereals, usually barley.  It takes approximately 2000 grains of malted barley to make one pint of beer.  A brewer can make beer without hops but they cannot make it without malt!  Malt is the shorthand for ‘malted cereal’.  As well as being the source of sugar for yeast to ferment and convert to alcohol it also gives beer its colour, some flavours, body, foam, and head retention. Britain is the 3rd largest producer of malt in the world

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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy This Privacy Policy together with our Terms of Service sets out how we will collect and process your personal data. References to “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Beer Day Britain to “you” and “your” are to you, the Website user. By visiting www.BeerDayBritain.co.uk  (the “Website”) you are accepting the terms of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to any of the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use our Website. We are Beer Day Britain of 122 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1DD. We are the data controller and we are responsible for your

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Best on Trade Independent Craft Beer Promotion

The winner of the Best On Trade Independent Craft Beer Promotion is @BeerDayBritain! Judges loved the way in which this grass-roots campaign could, on a small budget, have a far reaching and important impact on promoting the joys of independent craft beer across the UK. #BeerXUK

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Beer Tourism

Beer Tourism Take your pick of beer tourism in Britain – there is a plethora of beer tasting pub tours, brewery tours, beer weeks, beer festivals, ale trails, rail ale, museums with beer artefacts, and countless ancient pubs and taverns to explore. Historic London Pub Tour and Beer Tasting Jane Peyton’s private tour of Historic London Pubs & Beer Tasting has won numerous awards, including Top Global experience from Trip Adviser’s Viator agency. Brewery Tours UK Brewery Tours offer craft brewery tours and other beer related activities for individual and group bookings in Britain’s major cities. Heritage breweries such as

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Contribution to British Economy

Beers Contribution to the British Economy Each time you drink a beer, especially in a pub, you are contributing positively Britain Plc.  Beer and pubs contribute a significant amount to the economy – £22.9 billion annually. 1 job in brewing generates 21 jobs in associated businesses including 18 jobs in pubs, 1 job in agriculture, 1 job in the supply chain, 1 job in retail. 82% of beer consumed in Britain is brewed in one of around 2000 breweries. Seven out of ten drinks served in a pub is beer. Beer and pubs employ almost 895,000 people. Beer is one

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Partners

Beer Day Britain Partners Grateful thanks to all our partners, colleagues, business associates and friends who have donated time and effort to establish Beer Day Britain as a national celebration. Barnstorm Social Barnstorm Social is a social and digital media agency led by Laurence Creamer. Laurence donated his time and considerable expertise to improve Beer Day Britain’s social media presence. Brewster’s Brewing Company Each year Sara Barton, founder of Brewster’s Brewing Company in Grantham brews Britannia’s Brew, the official beer of Beer Day Britain. Fermentation Radio Fermentation Radio is the UK’s leading beer and brewing radio show. Fermentation Radio is

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