NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!! Beer industry leaders gear up for... →
For six million years, give or take a millennium or two, the Colorado River has been running to the sea. Then, in 1998, it stopped. Chasing Water, a recent documentary about canoeing down the river, ends with the protagonists grounded on a cracked riverbed. Kim Marotta admits that the film proved a sobering experience. As head of corporate social responsibility at US brewer MillerCoors, she...
Buzzfeed: 7 Facts About The Cost Of The Iraq War... →
The science of whisky →
You would not expect the scent of whisky to waft from a chemistry lab. You certainly wouldn’t hope to smell it around working scientists. But with 300 detectable chemical compounds, whisky is more complex than human blood. It is made by the standard scientific technique of distillation and it has a very scientific life. This life begins as a simple beer. To make whisky, first, malt some barley....
Wired.com Storyboard: True Taste of Single-Malt... →
Find yourself craving something on the rocks with your copy of Wired lately? It’s no coincidence. Whisky and science blend easier than you think. Recent articles exploring the mysteries of the Canadian whiskey fungus or profiling St. George’s Spirits just scratch the surface. This week’s Storyboard goes beyond that, a true taste of single-malt science.
Demystifying Scotch Whisky →
There is no reason to fear Scotch Whisky. Be assured that there is no secret handshake, no Gaelic password, and no initiation rights to be performed (although a kilt doesn’t hurt). Your curiosity for new flavors and experiences is all that is required. If you have made the leap to distilled spirits and have acclimated to their inherent strength, easing into Whisky will be an easy transition. If...
Adam Rogers and the Mystery of the Canadian... →
For the residents of Lakeshore, Ontario, the black fungus caking their homes was a problem, and they blamed the local distillery. For James Scott, the Sherlock Holmes of fungi, the identity of the unsightly mold was a mystery waiting to be solved. And for Adam Rogers, senior editor at WIRED, Scott’s quest was a story that needed to be told. Rogers spent three days tailing the fungus detective,...
Who Wants a Beer Cocktail? →
My love of Blue Paddle and orange juice is widely known. I have written about it a few times and even produced the most loved recipe (see link). I would like to take today and show off some other beer cocktails that are close to my heart and taste good on my tongue. These drinks are good and the mixer procurement should be pretty easy, so if something strikes your fancy- mix away (but make...
Regional Wine Week: My Love Affair with Virginia... →
Times they are a changing and the #drinklocal movement is on the rise, catching up with the ever-popular #eatlocal and farm-to-table movement.
Viewpoint: Is the alcohol message all wrong? →
Many people think heavy drinking causes promiscuity, violence and anti-social behaviour. That’s not necessarily true, argues Kate Fox
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established, should not be...
The Science of Partying h/t @jlvernonphd #drunksci →
More “lessons” at the link!
Fox "News": Do 'Occupy Wall Street' Protests... →
realcleverscience: wespeakfortheearth: fearandwar: ryking: Freep this Faux News poll. (Via Activate the Machine.) I think we all know what to do. Fire away Tumblr-ers, do your thing! =D Also, please reblog to help spread the word. Can’t wait till Fox reports on this! haha P.s. Love the “clean coal” advertisement at the top of the page. As if..
Best Cruises for Beer Lovers h/t @apoptosisnow... →
So far, the cruise industry has only barely dipped it toes into the passionate waters of the craft brew world. Luckily, a few have definitely upped the draw for beer lovers over the past couple years, both with onboard offerings and beer-oriented shore excursions. Here’s a sampler tray of the best cruises for drinking beer, and at least one very promising addition on the horizon
Econ. 101: Alan Grayson Schools P.J. O'Rourke on... →
Once upon a time funny humorist PJ O’Rourke has a hard time getting his head around what this OccupyWallStreet thing is all about, seeing a bunch of goal-less, leaderless protestors, just a bunch of dirty fucking hippies out playing bongoes and smoking dope. Grayson quickly clarifies for O’Rourke why they’re there, in beautifully succinct point-by-point form. This is exactly...
Alcoholic Art: Liquor Under a Microscope →
Have you ever wondered what your favourite libation looks like under a microscope? Picture a scientist, drunk off White Russians; staring into his glass and thinking — I bet this would look really cool if I magnified it! To the Lab-Mobile! A few years and a few sloshy nights later, BevShots was born. A company that sells beautiful magnified prints of your favourite alcoholic drinks. Below is a...
krebscycle: Occupy Wall Street and The American... →
krebscycle: Anybody who saw how Dick Fuld, the CEO of Lehman Brothers could walk away with more than 1/2 billion dollars for bankrupting his company and losing tens of billions of dollars of money trusted to his care knows that The Wall Street Economy is about one thing: insiders always win. The first…