There are many interesting things to learn about beer. The process is complicated and to get the taste right is very difficult. The brewmaster, those who make the beer, have a lot of responsibility. Beer is made through a complex process that includes the steeping of a starch source with water and the fermenting of the steeping product with yeast. That is a very basic way of explaining the process. Hops are responsible for the beer's flavor, and there are many other factors that can be changed to produce a variety of beers. Fergal Murray is the head brewmaster for Guinness, and I thought it was interesting that he had a degree in Master Brewing. He is under a lot of pressure because Guinness is one of the biggest distributers of beer. Here is a quote from one of my sources, “Further works on mashing, viscosity and fermentability of worts as well as the character of the resulting beers, such as alcoholic content, colour, taste and specific gravity tend to confirm the status of sorghum as a credible substitute for barley in beer brewing" (OWUAMA). The link below is to the article I read about Murray and I thought it was very interesting.
Woods, Patti. "Passion for the Nectar." World Travel n. pag. Web. 2 Feb 2011. <http://www.goworldtravel.com/ex/aspx/articleGuid.066a4159-2b37-4aff-a6a7-f04371b6e6f6&pageNum=1/xe/article.htm>.