British wheat beer? Us Brits don’t’ really get wheat beer in my opinion! In the UK wheat beers are something of a sleeping giant. Yet in their countries of origin the many variations on the style are revered. And worldwide, wheat beers have become a must-brew style for serious craft brewers who want to showcase their creative skills. Crisp, refreshing and absolutely entrancing. more beer drinkers deserve to have the opportunity to try these beers.
The cultivation of wheat for both bread and beer making is as old as civilisation itself. The discovery by our forebears that grass seeds could sustain human life was crucial to our survival and development. The seeds of grasses, which we call cereals contain three ingredients essential for human survival – they are rich in starches, proteins and contain some fat. They also contain some fibre, which make them suited to human digestion. Archaeology shows us that early people were able to turn these grains into basic food – including, breads, porridges and beers.