This is a pretty wild story about a brewery using algae to help reduce it’s CO2 footprint. Any cool story right now is one I will take.
There are brewers in Colorado who are, to put it understandably but not quite correctly, using ‘hop oil’ (terpenes) to replace the use of traditional hops in beer.
It’s a fascinating look at the potential level of flavor control that these new technology might bring to beer.
I found this article on the scientific relationship between hops and marijuana to be pretty cool!
Look, I’m not suggesting that people go overboard drinking during the pandemic. But c’mon, WHO, do you really have to do us like that?
I’m always amazed by these stories, and fascinated by what science can learn from the process and yeast of such a long ago era.
Sure, the title is clickbait but if it gets you to read more science stuff AND has a beer reference, why not?
I especially like this story because it takes place in a small town, with arguably small stakes. And yes, it inevitably comes to the money that is saved but I don’t care. Anything that gets people to care about and do things that help make life more sustainable for humans is a win, as far as I can tell.
A friend sent me this story about the use of aluminum cups for the first time at the Super Bowl.
It looks like this has been something they’ve been road testing at college games in late 2019, and clearly it was liked well enough to give a go at one of the biggest sporting events in the country. Which is great news to me: anything that helps reduce waste is a definite win.
Sometimes, it’s worth it to have a company big enough to just throw money at a problem.
There are a great many things to find disturbing in this timeline. Maybe you don’t care about a lot of them, but if you’re reading this blog, water should definitely be one of them.
So, this story is as good a reason to get involved with opposing the disturbances of this timeline as any.
And before people try to point out that “breweries have their own water filtration systems” or anything along those lines, all I can say is: don’t focus on the tree in order to willfully ignore the forest.