The master ingredient in beer is yeast -- a microbe -- and every step in the brewing process helps the yeast do its job better. Watch this live streamed video from the American Society of Microbiology to learn more about how microbes are selected, grown, and manipulated in modern breweries to develop a wide variety of flavors and textures!

Speakers include ...

Dr. Charles Bamforth, University of California, Davis

Rebecca Newman, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Resources

The Microbiology of Beer Poster (.pdf)
s3.amazonaws.com/microbeworld/website/Microbes_After_Hours/mah-beer-poster-v3.pdf

FAQ: If the Yeast Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy: The Microbiology of Beer, February 2013 (.pdf)
bit.ly/mahbeer

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