DailyDirt: Beer Googling

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Beer has been around for centuries, and it's arguably responsible for the development of civilization and the prevention of waterborne illnesses. Beer is still evolving and improving as food scientists play around with the yeasts and the ingredients that go into making modern beers. Before you head off to happy hour, check out a few of these beer-related factoids. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.


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    jameshogg (profile), Dec 14th, 2012 @ 5:01pm

    NO BEER.

    Only Whiskey, Cider, Jager, Vodka or gtfo plz

     

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    Wally (profile), Dec 14th, 2012 @ 5:33pm

    "Microbiologists are engineering beer foam that lasts longer by identifying a gene in yeast for producing proteins with better bubble stability. But will nose grease still work to get rid of the foam?"

    The problem is not too much foam or too little...it's a matter of getting it just right. As an American, I grew up viewing that the perfect glass of beer had anywhere between 1 or 3 centimeters of foam from the top of the liquid. To achieve this, all one has to do is hold the can or bottle of beer at a 45 degree angle in the pouring hand, place the lip of the bottle or can at the rim of a glass, and gradually pour in the liquid like you were slowly turning a steering wheel and pour it so that both glass and bottle are moving in the same general direction. The result is just enough foam to make a good drink and general presentation.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 14th, 2012 @ 7:15pm

    switched links

    The 2nd and 3rd links are reversed. The link that says problem solving leads to the coca-cola beer and vice versa. I'm not sure if Michael hasn't had enough to drink yet, or if he's had too much!

     

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    GrayArea (profile), Dec 14th, 2012 @ 7:56pm

    beer foam

    If you brew your beer yourself, Nottingham yeast has lovely tiny bubbles that I think are just about perfect.

     

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      Wally (profile), Dec 14th, 2012 @ 9:23pm

      Re: beer foam

      Come to Ohio some time to the Westlake Market...Lake Erie Brewing Company. I would recommend the Edmund Fitzgerald beer they make...no preservatives and the basic ancient Mesopotamian ingredients are in it. It's an excellent Winter or Autumn beer.

       

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 16th, 2012 @ 6:22am

    Companies have been making NA beer for years. Now Coca-Cola has decided to enter the market.
    Must've been a slow news day.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Dec 16th, 2012 @ 6:35pm

    if it looks like beer and it tastes like beer then it's probably piss.

     

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