The beer world loves hops, but fermentation produces aromas and flavors drinkers cannot get from raw ingredients, so on this episode of the All About Beer podcast our hosts talk with John Rowley of Rowley Farmhouse Ales about the wonderful world of microbes.
Among the questions answered:
What the hell is a farmhouse ale? Why is it called that?
Is it always yeast? Is it always Saccharomyces? Other microbes? Bacteria?
Co-pitch vs. serial pitch?
With mixed fermentation, is it harder to control outcomes? Do brewers have to blend?
Listen in and learn all about this wonderfully complex style.