Color Chemistry: Red and White Beer for St. George’s Day

April 17, 2014

tall glass of beer

The color of beer run the whole gamut from colorless to almost black. We have red beers – think Irish Red or other amber style beers – and white beers. In the latter case, however, we are usually talking of wheat (weisse, wit) beers. Dr. Charles Bamforth shares what determines the color of beer, how color is measured in the brewing industry, and what is involved in the production of a red beer and a white beer.

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What You Will Learn

  • The chemistry of underpinning beer color
  • How beer color can be controlled
  • How beer color influences the perception of flavor in beer
  • How to know if you have a genuine white beer

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