Robin Shepard

Nov. 28, 2008

The Science of Brewing Beer

In this special holiday rebroadcast, we travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to find out about the science behind lagers, ales, and porters. Raise a glass to the science of brewing!

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May. 16, 2008

The Science of Brewing

It's beer that made Milwaukee famous -- and in this hour, live from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ira and guests raise a glass to the science of brewing beer. How do yeast, water, hops and grain combine to form a lager, pilsner, or ale?

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