Beer is one of the most widely consumed and oldest alcoholic beverages in the world. The drink is created through saccharification, or the biological break down of starch into sugar by adding water. This process is catalyzed (sped up) by enzymes derived from malted cereal grains, such as malted barley or malted wheat. The resultant sugar is then fermented, and hops are often added to give the beer its distinct bitter taste. This entire brewing process causes the natural carbonation found in beer.
Although beer is traditionally consumed as it is, the drink can also be used in beer cocktails such as Black and Tan, Coronarita and Sake Bomb.
The alcohol by volume content of beer varies greatly from as low as 0.5% to as high as 40%. Normally, the strength of beer is between 4% to 6% alcohol by volume.
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