Beer Notes: How Hops Are Used in Brewing

Last week, we explored what hops are, this week on Beer Notes, we will learn how hops are used in the brewing process.  Most beer is made with dried hops.  The flowers of the hop plant are collected and dried and then processed  to create a highly concentrated version of hops that look like rabbit […]

Beer Notes: What Are Hops?

Hop heavy beers remain some of the favorite styles at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver every year.    Today on Beer Notes, we will learn about hops. The hops that we use in the brewing process today  are actually the flower of the Humulus Lupulus plant.  The flowers grow on vines and are […]