In 1516 when the German beer purity law known as Reinheitsgebot came into effect, it specified that only three ingredients were allowed in beer: water, malt, hops.
When beer brewing became a little more refined, yeast was also recognized as an essential ingredient. Beer brewing has, for the most part, remained much the same since these early days.
But while only four ingredients are needed to make a brew, the process itself is a little more complicated. Each step of the beer brewing process influences the final product, from choosing the water that forms the base to the most suitable yeast for the brew.
In this lesson for servers and bartenders, Sebastian Priller breaks down the beer brewing process. As the head brewer at Riegele, Sebastian knows the ins and outs of beer brewing back to front. He shares his insights into the importance of carefully selecting and preparing water, hops, malt and yeast to create great beer.
Learn hospitality skills for today’s world, including:
- How beer is made
- What happens at each step of the beer brewing process
Sebastian Priller is the 28th generation head brewer at Riegele, a family-owned German brewery which was established in 1386!