• Beverages,  Food Politics

    National Beer Day: What About Wheat

    It takes WHEAT to make beer… Today commemorates 83 years of being able to buy, sell and drink beer.  What better day to talk about WHEAT and its role in  sustenance and sustainability.  According to the Brewers Association, at the end of 2015, there were over 4,000 craft breweries in the United States, some varietals by these local brew masters include wheat.  Although most breweries incorporate barley,  wheat beer is brewed with a larger proportion of wheat, compared to the amount of malted barley included in the mix.  Wheat is considered a specialty grain and can create different flavors and levels of complexity in the beer.  A beer made from…