Just about every Tuesday evening, The Royale’s Matt Thenhaus hosts an event where he guides you through the wonderful world of beer styles and beer history. This week he’ll be featuring an event he calls: “The Misunderstood Adjunct” Here’s a quick synopsis of what will be on tap:
Throughout the craft beer revolution, the word “adjunct” has been used derisively to identify ingredients–usually cheap rice and corn–used by industrial brewers to lighten a beer’s flavor to the point of tastelessness. Tonight we look at another side of these “unmalted fermentables”–e.g. honey, wheat, oats, dark sugars and, yes, rice and corn–that have always been used by brewers to enhance rather than dilute a beer’s flavor. The creative use of adjuncts contributes to some exceptional beers from some of the world’s most highly regarded breweries.
As Matt is extremely passionate and extremely knowledgeable this is a great opportunity to not only enjoy some great beer, but to learn about just some of the great styles of beer we have available in St. Louis.