How Beer is Made, Step Two: Magic
Many breweries will tell you nonsense about their mystical brewing process. Sometimes they start with their uncomfortably strange love for their maltster and how they will change the world.
Sometimes they lead into the water chemistry from mash to boil. Perhaps there is mention of a perfect decoction method or that they stick their stupid foot in the mash to really feel the enzyme reactions.
Liars! Theives! Snobs!
The truth is, beer is magic. Much like the tooth fairy, we leave malted barley, hops and yeast out for a benevolent tribe of beautiful fairies. In exchange for our offerings, they leave us beer. How their beer is made… Well, ask them.
Oh yea, and they always tell us to TAKE IT EASY… it’s just beer