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Updated Wednesday, 27th April 2005

Ever Wondered About Food takes a look at the basics of beer

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From pale ale to porter, Ever Wondered pours everything you need to know about your pint into half an hour.

Why were medieval monks the experts on brewing the perfect ale? What does adding ingredients like hops, heather and even seaweed, do to a beer's flavour? And why is bottled beer now a bigger seller than the traditional pint?

In the kitchen, Alan Coxon cooks a lads' feast of Pork with Honey and Ale, plus Potato Salad with Lager Dressing. Meanwhile Kathy Sykes explains why subtle changes in the brewing process can produce wildly different beers...

 

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