OF NOBLE ORIGIN

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Along with water, yeast and malt, hops have been one of beer’s basic components for hundreds of years. A natural preservative with potent aromatic and bittering qualities, the flowers of this hardy, pine cone-like plant began widely replacing gruit, an herb mixture, in the 1500s. You’d be hard pressed to find a beer made without hops today, with hundreds of available varieties that vary…

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