mR. bReWski says.......
Beer In Cuba
Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have
created a furfural-sensing polymer disk and app that can tell
you when a beer has too much of a “stale” flavor. Furfural is
a chemical related to the taste and smell of beer. It is present
in most beers, but when the beer ages and begins to change
chemically it can impart a stale or cardboard-like flavor to the
brew and reduce the “fresh” aromas in a beer. While it’s not
bad to drink old beer, it’s not fun.

The system consists of sensor discs made from a polymer
similar to the one used to manufacture contact lenses, have
been designed to change colour when they come into contact
with a beer containing furfural.

The team has also created a mobile app that, by taking a
picture of the sensor disc, allows for the identification of the
amount of furfural present in the beer so you can determine
the beer's  freshness.

The process of dropping in a disk and measuring its color via
smartphone could revolutionize the way we make and store
beer.  Interestingly furfural is not regarded even as the major
staling compound and certainly not associated with light-
struck. That would be methylbutenethiol.  Skunked and stale
beer are not the same thing, and beer can't skunk inside a keg
since that requires UV/blue spectrum light exposure.
You don't say.....
Florida-based High Heel Brewing, is making “craft beer for
women by women”.  Another brewer that wants more
blondes drinking blondes is ChickBeer, which has been
testing its light lager in local markets for three years  
According to the Brewers Association women
account for 32 percent of all craft beer sales.
The Biggest Small Beer Ever Made was produced
by over 4,400 participating brewers in all 50 states using
the same ingredients and recipe [for an imperial porter
to celebrate Craft Beer Week last month.
This summer the name “Budweiser” will be replaced with
“America” on the front of its 12-oz. cans and bottles. The  
iconic label will be changed to include phrases from the
Pledge of Allegiance and lyrics from “The Star Spangled
Banner” and “America the Beautiful
Labatt Breweries of Canada is donating more than 69,000
cans of emergency drinking water to aid Canadians forced
froin the wake of a wildfire in Fort McMurray, Alberta
This year's edition of the World Beer Cup saw 6,596 beers
entered from 1,907 breweries representing 55 countries—
a 38.5 percent increase over last year!
Ya gotta love these guys
Ring Lardner
"How do you look when I'm sober?"

Rodney Dangerfield
“My doctor told me to watch my drinking.
Now I drink in front of a mirror.”

George Gobel
“I’ve never been drunk,
but often I’ve been overserved
Jimmy Breslin
“When you stop drinking, you have to deal with
this marvelous personality that started you drinking
in the first place."

Joe E. Lewis
“I distrust camels, and anyone else who
can go a week without a beer."

R.K. Simpson
"Reality is an illusion created by a lack of beer."
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