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WHAT GOES INTO OUR BEERS?

At BrewDog we use techniques and processes that are at the cutting edge, but we are nothing without a quartet of fundamentals; malt, hops, yeast and water. These cornerstones of brewing are our building blocks. To make great beer you have to dial these in from the start, and balance them as you go.

Water

Beer is up to 95% water

At BrewDog we harness pure Scottish water to be the bedrock of our craft beer. A consistent water profile is integral to brewing.

Malted Barley

The backbone of our beer.

The first stage of brewing combines water and malted barley, which is boiled to extract fermentable sugars that we need to make alcohol.

Hops

Aroma, flavour and bitterness

They are the complex, pivotal components of craft beer that are the reason your beer is bitter, citrusy, piney or fruity. We travel the earth to source the best quality hops.

Yeast

The magic ingredient

This astonishing micro-organism takes the sugars from malt and converts them into alcohol, leaving a distinctive flavour profile behind.