What Is Fermentation?

The common denominator for all types of beverage alcohol is fermentation, which is nothing more than the natural decomposition of organic materials containing carbohydrates and the conversion of the sugars in those carbohydrates into ethyl alcohol. While fermentation is pretty much universal, historically, different cultures have used whatever source of carbohydrates was most common in […]


As you sip on your favorite beer, do you ever wonder how it’s made? All beer, including lager and ale, is brewed using the same formula. The first step in the brewing process is called malting. The grains, which are usually barley, wheat or rye, go through a germination process to isolate the enzymes needed […]