Researchers create beer from forgotten varieties of Polish hops
Dr. Ing. Marek Zdaniewicz of the University of Agriculture in Krakow, który directs the research, invited to join theóhe cooperation of a colleagueóIn dealing with róby different scientific disciplines. This is how the interdisciplinary teamół, in whichórego consists of a chemist, microbiologist, engineer and technologist.
– The development of technology to produce typically Polish styleóin beer is a very ambitious undertaking, mainlyównie from the scientific side and its practical application. So far, research has paid very little attention to Polish, highly hopped beer styles – Zdaniewicz said in an interview with PAP.
Highly hopped beers are not very common, because they require a more time-consuming process obróbki, but it is rewarded with deeper aroma. Zdaniewicz in his research wants to use Polish varieties of common hops at the final stage of brewing m.in. Marynki, Izabela or Octavia.
But researchers are sourcing from growerów also rare, old and almost forgotten varieties of hops. – Our hops remain still unexplored and their potential underestimated – Zdaniewicz emphasized.
As the scientist reminds, until 2011 the. lager-style beers dominated the Polish market. These are less flavorful beverages. Hopping, whichóre gives aroma to this beer, it is delicate. – We want the results of our work to have an impact on improving the valor ofóin the flavor of beer – assures scientist.
– The scarcity of current Polish brewing literature often leaves beer enthusiasts with limited opportunities to expand their knowledge. Accordingly, the project’s website will provide practical information later this year, not only for entrepreneursóin, but also for passionateóin the golden beverage,” Zdaniewicz promised. The more advanced know-how related to the technologies used will in turn be shared under license.
According to estimatesów annual production of approx. 2 billion hectolitersóin beer, that is ok. 60 bottles for every inhabitant of the Earth. The most beer – ok. 140 l per person per year – drink Czechs, Poles – approx. 100 liters per person.
Research is also to focus on production technology, whichóra is to be environmentally friendly.