This is how craft beer is brewed at one of the UK’s biggest craft breweries. Check out our YouTube vlog about craft beer after the jump.





Link to the original Business Insider video: https://www.businessinsider.com/this-is-how-craft-beer-is-brewed-at-beavertown-brewery-london-ipa-neck-oil-2018-5?IR=T&jwsource=cl/



  • craft – denoting or relating to food or drink made in a traditional or non-mechanized way by an individual or a small company
  • range – a set of different things of the same general type
  • to turn out – prove to be the case
  • maltedgrain (such as barley) softened by steeping in water, allowed to germinate, and used especially in brewing and distilling
  • barley – a hardy cereal with coarse bristles extending from the ears, cultivated especially for use in brewing and stockfeed
  • oats – an Old World cereal plant with a loose, branched cluster of florets, cultivated in cool climates and widely used for animal feed
  • rye – a wheat-like cereal plant which tolerates poor soils and low temperatures
  • wheat – a cereal which is the most important kind grown in temperate countries, the grain of which is ground to make flour for bread, pasta, pastry, etc.
  • hops – a twining climbing plant native to north temperate regions, cultivated for the flowers borne by the female plant, which are used in brewing beer
  • whirlpool – a heated pool in which hot aerated water is continuously circulated
  • yeast – a microscopic fungus consisting of single oval cells that reproduce by budding, and capable of converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide
  • sample – a small part or quantity intended to show what the whole is like
  • flavor – the distinctive taste of a food or drink
  • faulty – not working or made correctly; having defects
  • centrifuge – a machine with a rapidly rotating container that applies centrifugal force to its contents, typically to separate fluids of different densities (e.g. cream from milk) or liquids from solids


Watch and listen

Answer the questions below.

  • What, in your opinion, makes a good beer?
  • What sort of beer do you like to drink, if any?
  • What kind of beer does Beavertown make? (00:26)

Practice Makes Perfect


Use the verb in bold given after the blank to form the correct ACTIVE or PASSIVE form in the text below.


Beavertown Brewery is a London based Brewery that 1)_____ (make) a wide range of craft beers. Beavertown is one of the UK’s largest craft breweries. They 2)____ (make) a range of craft beers, from IPAs to porters at their brewery in Tottenham, London. The beers are available to purchase at their taproom which 3)_______ (open) every Saturday.

The brewing process 4)_____ (begin) with malted barley which 5)________ (add) to hot water, releasing its sugars. Oats, rye, or wheat can also 6)________ (add) at the stage to create different flavor beers. This process 7)_________  (call) mashing, and once the sugars 8)____________ (release) hops 9)_________ (add) to the mixture.

This liquid 10)____________ (filter) using a whirlpool and the used barley is 11) _____ (take) away and 12)____ (use) for animal feed. Once 13)________ (filter) yeast 14)________ (add) to the mixture and it is 15)____ (leave) to ferment. The fermentation process 16)_____ (take) three or four days and once fermented more hops 17)_________ (add), this process 18)_________ (call) dry hopping.

The flavor of the beer will change depending on the type of hops 19)_____ (add). The beer is then 20)___________ (centrifuge) to remove particles and then it’s ready to 21)_________ (can).

Once packaged the cans 22)__________ (store) in the warehouse next door, ready 23)_____________ (ship) out.



1. makes  2. make  3. opens  4. begins  5. is added  6. be added  7. is called  8. are released  9. are added  10. is filtered  11. taken  12.  used  13. filtered  14.is added  15. left  16. takes  17. are added  18. is called  19. added  20. centrifuged  21. be canned  22. be stored  23  to be shipped


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