Watching the fermentation process of beer is a lot like seeing a brown sludge monster grow in strength. It's not pretty. But then you remember how delicious beer tastes and how wonderful it makes you feel and you forgive it for looking so unsightly. Or at least I did. I think this time lapse is beautiful.
The footage was taken by Sierra Nevada of their Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale in four traditional open fermenters over the period of six days.