Beer’s secret ingredient: geology


Similar in the way that people who know wine understand terroir, or how the earth and geology influences the nature of wine, Beer is influenced by the geology as well! This is a really neat little article that I saw mentioned in the AEG Insider. Did you know that areas with softer water typically produce lagers and darker ales, and those with harder, more mineral-rich water are more conducive to paler, hoppier ales? I’ll drink to that. Cheers! [Source: Check out this important Beer article in EARTH Magazine! via AEG Insider]