RESOURCE LIBRARY

THE BITTER, TWISTED TRUTH OF THE HOP: 50 YEARS OF HOP CHEMISTRY These two very well known authors, Patrick Ting and David Ryder, guide us through a history of hop chemistry. They reveal the “bitter, twisted truth of the hop”, detailing the discovery of hop acids and their transformation to the many innovations that led…  Read More

This Newsletter covers newest research from the ASBC Annual Meeting, June 4–7, Sanibel   LOOKING FOR THE WHOLE RANGE OF BITTER ACIDS? The common bitter acids in beer are usually analyzed using different HPLC industry methods. In Case you are in the possession of an underused LC-Q-ToF-MS why not try a HRMS (High Resolution Mass…  Read More

This Newsletter covers newest research from the ASBC Annual Meeting, June 4–7, Sanibel   LATER HARVEST – MORE GRAPEFRUIT This is one of the outcomes of this Japanese research team looking into the influence of harvest date of hops. Specifically they looked into the varieties Cascade, Furano Beauty and Furano Magical; the latter two are…  Read More

IS THIS CATTY IN MY BEER… OR BLACK CURRANT? This issue of the Newsletter is dedicated to a very specific compound that receives a lot of attention both scientifically, and by brewers: 4MMP (4-mercapto-4-methyl-2-pentanone). Depending on concentration and matrix, 4MMP can exhibit different flavours but is typically described as ribes, black currant, box tree, muscat…  Read More