News - Facts about beer
When you join us for our monthly food and beer pairing at the SAB World of Beer, you'll be pleasantly surprised at how beer complements and accentuates the textures and flavours of certain foods.
Intrepid English voyager Captain James Cook is credited with first bringing the makings of beer to Australia aboard the Endeavour. Legend has it that when freshwater supplies stored on the ship deteriorated, the crew would turn it into beer, successfully killing any bacteria during the fermentation process.
Nearly 4 000 years after it was first created, beer is still made using four primary ingredients: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. However, modern beer-brewing processes create a number of by-products, each of which is put to efficient secondary use.