What is craft beer?
Craft beer is smaller, independently brewed batches of beer made with skill, care, individual character and distinctive flavours. Known for its bolder, hoppier flavours, with craft beer there’s a big emphasis on flavour and quality. Grab yourself a 330ml can or bottle on the shelves with a wide choice ranging from pale ales to IPAs and everything in between.
In this piece we’ll try to stay away from the complicated jargon but we do mention ‘hops’ as one of the essential ingredients for craft beers. When it comes to beer, hops are the flowers from the Humulus Lupulus plant which basically add the bitterness, aroma and flavour that you can taste when you crack open a cold one.