Beer Buzz: Filtered vs. Unfiltered Brews

Written by Andy Ingram for azcentral.com

You wouldn't think that something as seemingly mundane as filtration could elicit such strong emotions amongst brewers and beer drinkers, but it does. Image courtesy Thinkstock
You wouldn’t think that something as seemingly mundane as filtration could elicit such strong emotions among brewers and beer drinkers, but it does.

The underlying question is whether beer should be brilliantly clear — or “bright,” in brewer’s parlance — or if it’s OK to have a beer that’s hazy, even cloudy. This excludes, of course, American wheat beers and hefeweizens, which are cloudy according to style.
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