An important ingredient of beer is hops. Sure there is barley and water, other parts as well, but hops are right in there as a significant ingredient. Those of us who may not be artisans of craft beer, microbrewers or farmers may not be aware there are dozens of types of hops. A short list follows this paragraph. Different varieties of hops are best used to create one type of beer over the other. Crystal hops, for example, is prized for German-style pilsner, lager and Belgian ales. Simcoe Brand YCR 14 hops contributes to Pale ales and Red ales.
Some popular hops include: Amarillo® Hops, Cascade Hops, Centennial Hops, Chinook Hops, Citra Hops, Crystal Hops, CTZ Hops, Fuggle Hops, Lambic Hops, Magnum Hops, Mt. Hood Hops, Nugget Hops, Perle Hops, Saaz Hops, Simcoe Hops, Triumph Hops, Willamette Hops
The craft beer movement in the United States continues to increase in popularity. Microbreweries are prominent centerpieces of neighborhoods in both small and large towns and cities from shore to shore. University programs which center on the science of alcoholic beverage production and are enjoying increasing enrollment. When a patron and beer lover visits one of these microbreweries, the staff is charged with opening up any bottles served or pouring the beer from the bottle to a beer glass. No one inside a craft brewery worries about opening a beer bottle while visiting there.
You are at a Picnic, a bottle of beer appears. What's next?
You've visited a craft brewery in your own town or while on vacation. You purchased a couple of six-packs of the beers or ales that you liked. Now you are at a picnic and you realize the cap is not a twist-off, not a screw-top, it is up to you to find a bottle opener to get to the gold inside. Panic sets in, what will you do. Lucky you! You quickly realize you are wearing the sunglasses you picked up at that brewery -- the ones with the beer bottle opener on the arms! Whip off the sunglasses, pop the top with the end of the sunglass arm and enjoy the beer the way it was supposed to be!