Beech is a deciduous tree native to temperate area of Europe, Asia and North America. One of its uses is in the production of Budweiser beer (I kid you not, check it out on Wikipedia!) Slats of beech wood are spread around the bottom of fermentation tanks for Budweiser beer providing a surface on which the yeast can settle. Beech logs also are burned to dry the malt used in some German smoked beers. We suggest you just wear these ankers responsibly while enjoying a pint!