Cloudiness in Beer: Considerations and Chemistry

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Hazy IPAs (India Pale Ales) are a popular trend these days among those that desire a hop-forward beer, and often, these are immensely turbid beers. However, this contradicts general wisdom that most beers save a few, such as wheat beers like hefeweissen, should be brilliantly "bright" and remain that way throughout their shelf life.

Join Dr. Charlie Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at the UC Davis, as he discusses the science involved in all this, both sensory and chemical, as well as how the brewer can ensure that the customer gets what they want from their beer.

What You Will Learn

  • What makes beer cloudy and is “turbid” a bad word in the beer world 
  • How the raw materials and processes influence the clarity of beer 
  • What is the technological approach to ensuring the desired clarity every time 

BYOB Experiment...make it more interactive

  • Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing
  • Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss Bier
  • Cooper's Sparkling Ale
  • For a truly bright beer, pick your favorite mainstream long-standing American lager beer


The Fine Print

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Meet the Experts

Charles Bamforth
UC Davis

Brian Guthrie

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