News tagged with beer

The science behind beer and food pairings

Beer isn't just for nuts and pretzels anymore. You can now find the perfect brew to accompany your favorite food, whether it's picnic fare or haute cuisine, according to one of the nation's top brewmasters.

dateJul 21, 2016 in Other
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An app knows if a beer has gone stale

Chemists at the Complutense University of Madrid have developed a method that allows brewers to measure the freshness of beer using a polymer sensor that changes colour upon detecting furfural, a compound that gives aged ...

dateMay 19, 2016 in Analytical Chemistry
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Video: The chemistry of hangovers

It's almost New Year's Eve, and many will be ringing in 2016 with champagne, wine, beer and cocktails. But for those who overindulge, the next day is accompanied by another tradition: the New Year's Day hangover.

dateDec 29, 2015 in Other
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Questions about the science of beer

Of all the people who really like beer (and there are a lot of them), most don't really understand how it's made. Sure, there's an art to brewing – but there's science as well. To learn more about the science of beer, we ...

dateDec 03, 2015 in Other
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The evolution of beer

From Austrian monks to American craft brewers, beer geeks are everywhere. But making a good beer not only depends on the best ingredients, but also the best yeast.

dateAug 11, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Good craft beer can be spoiled by bacteria

Beer spoilage bacteria was found in 10 of 50 final product beer samples from four of the nine breweries tested in Houston, Texas, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Microbiology.

dateJun 02, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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