Beer is the 3rd most popular drink in the world. Water and tea rank 1 and 2. As far as alcoholic beverages, beer is the most widely consumed. Beer brewing predates written language, making it as old as human history.
Beer is historically brewed from malted barley. Barley is a cornerstone of beer making as barley contains husks, which keep the mash loose and permit drainage of the wort (the broth that becomes beer).
With the explosion of craft brewing over the past decade, more varieties, more flavors, and more grains types are being deployed to transform craft beer products. Here are a few of the grains that are used in beer making today to give you a sense of the diversification of the oldest alcoholic beverage.
- Corn (maize)
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