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domestic-beer-topWhat is Beer?

Beer is an alcoholic beverage produced by the saccharification of starch and fermentation of the resulting sugar. The starch and saccharification enzymes are often derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Most beer is also flavored with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavorings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage, and is the third-most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is thought by some to be the oldest fermented beverage. (Adapted from Wikipedia)


ace-ciderWhat is Cider?

Cider is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented juice of apples. In the US and some parts of Canada, “cider” refers to unfiltered apple juice, traditionally made with a distinct sweet-tart taste. “Hard cider” is used for the fermented beverage. The juice of any variety of apple can be used in cider making, but cider apples are best. The addition of sugar or extra fruit before a second fermentation increases the alcoholic content of the resulting beverage. (Adapted from Wikipedia)


mikes-single-bottleWhat is Hard Soda?

A soft drink (also called soda, pop, soda pop, coke, fizzy drink, seltzer, mineral, lolly water, or carbonated beverage) is a beverage that typically contains carbonated water, a sweetener and a flavoring. The sweetener may be sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, fruit juice, sugar substitutes (in the case of diet drinks) or some combination of these. Soft drinks may also contain caffeine, colorings, preservatives and other ingredients. Soft drinks are called “soft” in contrast to “hard drinks” (alcoholic beverages). Small amounts of alcohol may be present in a soft drink, but the alcohol content must be less than 0.5% of the total volume if the drink is to be considered non-alcoholic. (Adapted from Wikipedia)