1The raw materials
Water, beautiful plump summer barley, hopes and yeast are the most important basic ingredients in brewing beer.
Obviously our water is soft with a low salt content. It is pumped from a depth of over 100 meters
The raw barley is first malted. By kilning at a lower or higher temperature, the malt takes on a paler or darker colour. Malting can be done with many types of grain. Barley provides a solid, rounded sweetness, wheat gives the beer a thirst quenching sharpness and oats lend it a silky, soft fullness.
We incorporate hops during the brewing process in order to give the beer a refreshing taste and a subtle, spicy hop aroma. Bosteels Brewery's beers do not have any pronounced bitterness and hence we have opted for high quality aromatic hops.
Yeast converts sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide gas. Bosteels Brewery uses 2 kinds of yeast: top fermenting yeast or ale yeast and bottom fermenting yeast or lager yeast. The top fermenting yeast is the yeast for making special beers. Top fermented beers are fruitier and contain more aromatic components than pilsners.