From the Hop Press: Beer & Wood: A Pairing Made in Heaven

The Hop Press

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, March 20th.

Until the advent of the 21st century, beer brewers went to great lengths to protect their beer from the flavors that storage in wooden vessels might impart. In a definite reversal of these traditions, modern brewers have acknowledged what wine makers and distillers have known for centuries and are embracing the wooden vessel (barrel, cask, etc) as an enticing way to add unique and delicious flavors to their beers.

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