DailyDirt: Getting A Beer
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Everyone talks about beer at some point, even if they don’t drink it or like it. It’s a beverage that might have shaped civilization (by providing a source of reliable safe drinking water along with other benefits), and it’s a drink that is served all over the world. Here are just a few more links on beer in case you needed more chit-chat topics at the bar.
- Belgian scientists have re-created a beer from a 150-year-old shipwreck found off the coast of Finland. The genetic profiles of the yeast and microbes used to brew the beer were analyzed to make a beer that’s a bit sweeter than modern beers. It’s taken a few years to replicate this ancient beer, but it’ll be sold commercially now for over $100 a bottle soon. [url]
- Beer sometimes comes in a plastic bottle, but not commonly. There are a few reasons why plastic isn’t a good way to bottle beer: plastic can give beer undesired flavors, plastic isn’t suitable for pasteurization processes, plastic bottles made for beer might not be easily recycled, etc, etc. [url]
- The FAA has forced a beer delivery drone service to shut down. Lakemaid Beer wanted to deliver its brew to local fishermen around Minnesota, but the FAA says at least 4 regulations were being broken by this beer maker’s commercial drone delivery operation. [url]
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