“Beer quality is a marathon, not a sprint.”
I’ve heard this phrase a million times in my career. But what does it actually mean? To me, it represents the idea that quality is never finished. It’s a continuous aspect of brewing, and it demands to be addressed daily.
Some attributes of brewing are quantitative—gravity, pH, IBUs, SRM, ABV, and so on. These are all numbers that can give you a tangible idea of how your beer is doing. They can tell you if you’re seeing changes in your malt and hops or if you’re missing your final gravities.