|"Here and There"
by Clay Moore
and Jay Silvers
At the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, craft beer's most prestigious event, held
in Denver, beers from California took home nearly a quarter of the medals awarded,
A Texas church in the town of Canyon publised an ad in local News calling craft beer
“the Devil’s Craft,” urging sobriety and including a verse from the Bible purporting
the notion that Jesus was an early prohibitionist. They nearby Imperial Taproom
then offered patrons $1 off their tab if they brought in the ad.
The latest innovation from Starbucks combines espresso and craft beer to create
what they call an Espresso Cloud. The drink is compromised of espresso "shaken
over ice with orange pieces and a touch of sweet vanilla. Shaking the espresso
produces a rich cloud of micro-foam with accents of citrus and vanilla. The foam is
layered on top of a freshly poured IPA, and the beer is served with the cold-shaken
espresso shot on the side."
Researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have turned brewery runoff
into low-cost lithium-ion battery electrodes. The brewery wastewater contains a
fungus called Neurospora crassa that grows naturally in the sugar-rich liquid. Not
only does the fungus clean the runoff, but it also creates "one of the most efficient
naturally-derived lithium-ion battery electrodes known to date."
Scientists have just reproduced yeast from a strain found in five bottles of beer
found in a ship that went under in the early 1800s. We have no idea why.
Night Shift Brewing has made a beer that combines ghost, jalapeno, and habanero
peppers. They say it's balanced with agave nectar. We'll still pass on that one.
For the three years past Two-thirds of all beer sales in autumn have beer for
pumpkin based beers. This year sales have dropped dramatically showing
American drinkers have finally come to their senses..
Monday Night Brewing Company in Atlanta rose out of a Bible study group that as
you might have guessed met every Monday night. Japanese brewery Sapporo
made a beer featuring barely grown from seeds stored on the International Space
Station. Those two facts have nothing to do with each other.
Almost all beers are made with just one grain: Barley. Sure, other grains like wheat
and rye have their place but brewers determined long ago that barley contained the
motherload of fermentable sugars and was the easiest to turn into beer.
At any given time, 0.7% of the world population is drunk. That means 50 million
people are drunk right now. Beer is the main contributor to the drunkenness
Beer prevents kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of
Epidemiology estimated that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the
risk by 40%. Does that mean two beers reduces it by 80%?
Diamond miners in Sierra Leone soak diamonds in beer to determine the
visual quality of the stones. They usually use the cheap stuff.
Louis Pasteur tested his bacteria-killing "pasteurization" process on beer before he
turned to milk. He was going to call it "Louisization" but saner thoughts prevailed.
During Prohibition in America people took to drinking hair tonic and posing as
members of the clergy to get alcohol. Who can blame them.
Virtually every polytheistic religion has a god or goddess of beer. The epic Finnish
poem Kalevala spends more time on beer than on the creation of man. The
Egyptian lion-goddess Sekhmet gave up killing forever because of beer.
The age at which you are allowed to buy alcohol varies surprisingly little from
country to country, usually falling between 16 and 21. However, parts of India
have a drinking age of 25, the latest in the world.
A cloud near the constellation Aquila contains enough ethyl alcohol to fill
400 trillion trillion pints of beer. Beam us up, Scotty!
The moon has a crater named Beer. Earth as a beer called Blue Moon.
A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that beers contain
a surprising variety of proteins: at least 62, 40 of which come from yeast.
Hops are a better source of cell-damage-fighting antioxidants than red wine, green
tea and soy products, according to a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry. Hey, those guys are never wrong so go get a beer now!
"You can't drink all day if you don't start in the morning
Clay and Jay
See you next month!
dedicates this page
to his and
Beer Nexus' favorite
"beer for the ear"