You may recall, we spent a day a couple months back on the subject of brewing light beer…at least in the difficulty of making it. Here’s a pretty well done column to further the point. Light beer is incredibly difficult to make and even tougher to make consistently, yet the large U.S. brewers manage to do this by and large. As we’ve said multiple times, including recently, their goal is to be cold & wet, not necessarily flavorful.
This column goes into a little more detail regarding the tremendous resources that the “big guys” put into consistency and the difficulty in making a very light, clean – almost tasteless – beer. As a brewer, one has to respect what they do.