Tag: beer

Not Just Hops: Herbs and Spices in Brewing

A recent trend in gastronomy is that of foraging for wild herbs, flowers and roots to highlight seasonality and regional biodiversity. The use of herbs, shrubs and forest fruit as flavorings has been one of the main characteristics of brewing for centuries. The first alcoholic drinks, similar to what we call beer today, were already intensely scented with herbs, honey and spices.

Pleasure of Beer at Cheese: Wood-Aged Beers

Wood has been a material of privilege for thousand of years. Today, since steel and glass make up most of the production, the use of wooden barrels seems strange. Modern inventions made for the sole purpose of emulating the world of wine, is much more enthusiastic about this material.