Beer: It’s a Cultural Thing

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As a U.S. citizen, I can say that in the U.S.A., we pride ourselves heavily on our ability to produce quality beer. Living in the U.S. state where Coors Beer was founded, I can see a cultural impact as a result of local beer. I’ve seen the beer culture and how it impacts my life on a daily basis.

College students love to drink beer here. Adults love to kick back with a nice brew. Even grandma and grandpa like to gather around a fire pit and crack a cold one.

After recently digging deeper into the history behind fermented beverages from around the world, it became evident to me that beer, as a global phenomenon, is addressed differently in different cultures — not just in my own culture. Each region started the fermentation process in their own way, correlating with the available resources to develop their signature brew.

The popularity of brewing has not only become a popular hobby, it has also become a career option in the U.S.A.

Colorado State University is one of three universities in the United States that offers a degree in Fermentation Science and Technology.

This degree at CSU teaches students, like graduate Cole Goslin, how to brew beer and apply these skills to a future in the brewing industry.

Although, the brewing industry may be small, it has been projected to be one of the fastestgrowing in the U.S.A.

Goslin, who had grown up in Golden, Colo., the home of Coors Brewing, has been submerged in the culture of beer at a young age.

“As long as I can remember, even as a little kid I have been around this industry,” said Goslin.

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This is not only the case in the U.S.A., but all over the world. Different countries and different cultures have refined their own brew to fit their taste. Who would’ve known such a popular beverage could be executed in so many different ways?

Next time you find yourself in another country, or even just another culture, take some time to enjoy a beer and learn more about the different brewing styles of that country.

To read more about the brewing culture through Goslin’s eyes at Colorado State University, click here.

What beer do you prefer? Comment below!

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  1. To be honest, I never thought of beer as a muti cultural thing, but now thinking about it beer is all over the world and not just the USA. I have been to Germany before the beer there is so good especially the dark stout beer. Also in Spain, there is a certain beer that I like called Desperados which has tequila in the beer. It sounds crazy I know, but it really good as well. It has a certain sweet flavor to it. It has been a while but definitely recommend it.

  2. First of all the title of this caught my attention right away—I’m so curious! I ended up learning a lot, even about my own school: CSU is one of the only universities that offers a degree in the Fermentation Science and Technology. Very cool! I should have known that; after all we do live in Colorado!! Thank you for writing this!

  3. This was a really interesting article. I am not super familiar with beer, but I have always known it usually does come from multiple countries around the world. I guess I never really thought about how the beers are made and how that can be different depending on the culture. I guess I also never really had an appreciation for how beer was made, but it sounds like there is a real science to it and that breweries around the world all do things slightly different to give a unique taste to their beer. So, I guess it is possible for people to learn about different cultures by just seeing how their beer is made.

  4. This was an article that sparked my curiosity right away! It’s so interesting how different cultures change something as simple as beer and how each one is special in it’s own way! I have to admit I never thought beer had so much layers to the creation of it, what an interesting and fun read!

  5. I’m not a consumer of alcoholic beverages myself, but I do see the appreciation for beer by several cultures. The drink brings together people even if they do not speak the same language. I remember having a step-grandfather from Germany who did not know any English but became extremely lively and talkative whenever he gathered around family to drink some beer! Maybe one day I will be able to travel elsewhere and see how one drink draws other people together.

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