First, thanks for a great article. I did note a few overgeneralizations. The most important, from a beer drinker’s perspective, would be this quote from Raymond J. Klimovitz of the Master Brewers Association of the Americas: “The fresher the beer, the better it’s going to be.” While this is generally true for lighter, mainstream beers, many beers improve with age. In fact, one style of beer, India pale ale, was intended to be aged while it was being shipped from England to India. Another point: Ales are fermented with Saccharomyces cerevisiae, but lagers are fermented with Saccharomyces carlsbergensis, and some styles employ other organisms to produce complex flavors.
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