Beer is one of the most popular alcoholic beverages in the world and a big part of what makes us happy.
But how much do we really know about the drink and what can we expect in the games?
Beer expert Dr David Fyfe, who is also a beer expert at the University of Western Australia, thinks the answer to that will surprise a lot of people.
Dr Fyf says while the Olympics are a great opportunity for the beer industry, there are still a lot more questions to be answered.
Dr David C. Fyffe is a lecturer in food science and technology at the Western Australian Institute of Technology.
He says the Olympic Games will have a huge impact on the beer world.
Dr C Fyfrey is a Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology at the Institute of Food Sciences, Western Australia.
He has also been involved in the development of a beer drinking app for the National Health Service.
Beer experts Dr Feyfe and Dr C are calling on the industry to answer the big questions about beer, including what the drinks are made from, how they taste and how much it is worth.
What is a beer?
A beer is a drink made with hops.
They’re not normally used in the brewing process.
Dr Paul Hargreaves from the Australian Institute for Agricultural Research (AIFAR) says they are the only hop used in brewing.
Dr Hargrove says the best beer is the beer that tastes good.
“A lot of the best craft beers today are from the North Sea.
The beers that we get in the north of Australia, they’re brewed with barley, they taste different from the beers we get from the South.”
He says this makes it very difficult to predict what a beer will taste like.
But he says there are some signs of improvement.
Dr Stephen Liddell is a professor of food science at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Wagga Wagga University.
Dr Liddel says there is a lot about hops that are different to those of beer.
He explains the difference between a beer and a wine or a lager.
A beer has a base malt and water that is added at different stages to give the beer its flavour.
DrLiddell says if a beer is brewed with hops that have been used in a particular way, it will have that characteristic taste and colour.
Dr. Lidde says beer can have a range of flavours, depending on the type of hop.
For example, some brewers like to use the high alpha hop, which is the highest alpha alcohol of hops, for beer, while others prefer the medium alpha hop.
DrHargroves says the beer is usually brewed at temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees C. DrFyfe says the average beer contains about 3 per cent alcohol by volume.
He adds that most beer is around 4 per cent by volume and there is much variation in the beers available.
DrC says a lot depends on the amount of hops in the beer.
“There are lots of different types of hops.
Some of them are used in hops to produce alcohol, and some are used for flavouring.”
Dr Fye says that a lot has been learned about the brewing processes and the flavour characteristics of hops over the years.
“So there is quite a lot that has come out about the beers that are available in Australia,” he says.
“That means we don’t have a whole lot to go on.”
The drinks at the Olympics Dr Fyre says beer is still largely misunderstood.
“People think that they know the flavour of beer, they know it’s a good drink, but we don [do] know much about the beer,” he explains.
Dr J Hargree is the former head of the Australian Olympic Committee’s beer and wine committee.
Dr Harrie Hargreed is the CEO of the American Craft Brewers Association.
He was responsible for the Australian beer industry for decades.
Dr A Fyffe says the biggest mistake brewers make when they go into the beer business is that they think that a beer has to be good for the Olympics.
He thinks there are a lot other factors that affect how a beer tastes.
“I think that most of the things that make a good beer for a beer festival, or a beer fest, or even a beer tasting are not necessarily in beer,” Dr Fyi said.
“And I think we can get away from that and think about how do we make sure that our beers have a great experience for people.”
What is the most important thing for us to understand about beer is how it is made,” Dr C says.
What are the ingredients of a good craft beer?
The beer is then aged”
The yeast is a living organism that feeds on sugar and malt and is able to ferment some of the sugars that we produce into alcohol and carbon dioxide,” Dr Harge said.
The beer is then aged