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Wednesday
Aug222012

ALE

Anything slated as an Ale is going to come from top-fermenting yeasts, discovered about 150 years ago.

Essentially the same yeasts as bakers use for bread making, these top-fermenting yeasts don't top-ferment at all. Actually, they ferment all through the beer and only rise to the top after they've munched through all the sugar there is to munch.

Brewers often then scoop the yeasts off the top (they're not dead, just full) and use them again.

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