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Trivia night! Which means we are talking beer chemistry.
Much like my coffee, I prefer darker beers.
Unlike my coffee, I do not pour cream and sugar in them.
So, usually when asked, I will say I do not like hoppy beers.
But really, hops is in every beer to some degree.
Hops are added during the boiling, brewing part of the beer making process. They are the flowering part of the hops plant.
Yeah, not the most helpful definition.
But hops contain tons of chemicals that add flavor and bitterness to the beer.
Most of the bitterness comes from different alpha acids like humulone, cohumulone, adhumulone, prehumulone, and posthumulone.
The brewing process degrades the the acids into iso-alpha acids, which are more soluble and make up the majority of the bitter flavor.
Darker brews are usually made with hops with a higher acid content, to get more of those iso-alpha acids.
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