While we don’t recommend trying to brew your own beer at home, it is important to understand how what you’re drinking is made! As mentioned in our Reinheitsgebot post, we only use 4 ingredients in our beer here at Hofbrauhaus Cleveland! Water, Yeast, Barley, and Hops! Each ingredient provides essential components to the beer and provides the BEST tasting beer in Cleveland! So, How do you make it?
The process all happens in our copper kettles! It’s where we add all of our ingredients and let them brew every day!
● Water is the base of the beer (Bet you didn’t see that coming!) it helps extract the sugars from the barley.
● Barley provides sweetness, color, and body to the beer. Barley is used in both beer production and whiskey distilling!
● Hops grows all around our beautiful brewery! They give the aroma and bitterness to each beer. In 2016, Germany produced over 39,000 TONS of hops!
● Yeast is what helps give you that little bit of a buzz when you drink our beer! Yeast eats the sugars in the beer and turns them into alcohol, while also providing a little bit of CO2 to help it foam at the top!
Want more info about your favorite beers? Stop by the Hofbrauhaus Cleveland and ask your Server for more info about your favorite beer or for a Brewery Tour!