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.
I always love the stories about scientists and breweries doing something together. The research this scientist gets to do just makes me happy-that people are doing it and people are interested in it.
When asked by people who are neophytes to craft brewing, I always tell them that one of, if not the most difficult style of beer to brew is a light lager. Simply because; you cannot mess it up. If that beer is flawed in any way, everyone will know it.
This article goes into some cool history and science on the subject.
A neat story about how they used beer to study the movement of carbon dioxide bubbles. Because what else would you use?
I mean, they even drop bottles of beer off tall structures. Are you not entertained?
A friend sent me this really cool article about a woman who, after getting her masters degree in chemistry found a career in brewing at 21st Amendment. One of the benefits she touts about being in her profession is that she can use her knowledge to keep 21st Amendment ahead of the curve on quality.
I love this stuff, because it let’s me get a glimpse behind the curtain to see how things I love are made.