UTAS solves mystery of beer brewing failures

A UNIVERSITY of Tasmania researcher has solved a 40-year beer mystery behind the cause of frustrating brewing failures — a discovery that could have worldwide implications.

Dr Mandeep Kaur, a UTAS PhD student, has unlocked the key behind batches of beer lacking in alcohol and flavour.

The problem has been infuriating for the world’s brewers and confusing for consumers, particularly if their favourite brand of beer didn’t taste quite right.

“It is ruining thousands of batches each year,’’ she said.

UTAS solves mystery of beer brewing failures