Aug 20, While the Asian angle may make this a more palatable outing than the whole It used to be that August was the dregs of the summer season. Description: Most beer is flavoured with hops, which adds a slightly bitter taste and acts as a natural preservative. Tan August The Asian Heroes Project Page 5 Ales and Lagers With the onset of more innovative brewing technology, several variations of beers have proliferated across the globe, with over 20, brands of beer that can be grouped into styles. Beer ingredients The four key ingredients of standard brews was also described in the same website. So what is beer exactly?