Beer Science: Crafting the Perfect Pint

16:24 minutes

Oregon has 171 breweries operating out of 70 different cities, and Portland boasts more breweries per capita than any other city in the country. Two Oregon brew experts—Leon Fyfe, a microbiologist with the Craft Brew Alliance, and Ben Tilley, owner of Agrarian Ales—pour over the science of craft brewing, discussing how yeast, hops, malt, and water come together to create the perfect pint.

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Leon Fyfe

Leon Fyfe is a microbiologist at Craft Beer Alliance in Portland, Oregon.

Ben Tilley

Ben Tilley works at Agrarian Ales in Eugene, Oregon.

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