I have to explain — there are no ingredients in beer. It’s a common misconception — there are plenty of influences on beer. There are experiences and acquaintances that shape the personality of a beer, just like there are experiences and acquaintances that shape a person’s growth into adulthood. Those experiences, influences, and acquaintances directly affect the outcome of both. But there are no ingredients in beer.
— Neil Sullivan, “Water with Attitude,”
Zymurgy Magazine, May/June 2011.
Fun fact: zymurgy is a scientific term for the fermentation process.