Beer

  • With the heavens poised to open up to tourists, a beer is likely to be requested. In anticipation of that day, 4 Pines Brewing Company and Saber Astronautics have spent eight years developing a beer suitable for drinking in zero gravity. Now they need a bottle to put it in.
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    Biologists at the University of California, Berkeley have used CRISPR technology to create a hop-free brew that still has all the flavor and aroma of conventional beer by replacing the hops with strains of genetically-engineered yeasts.
  • ​A couple of years ago, we heard about a device known as the Ripple Maker (now called Coffee Ripples), a machine that reproduces photos, text or other graphics on coffee foam. Well, beer-drinkers may be glad to know that its makers are back, with Beer Ripples.
  • Home craft beer brewing appliances have made an expensive hobby a whole lot more accessible and PicoBrew is taking aim at all corners of the market. Billed as a first-of-its-kind, PicoStill promises a safe and easy way to distill other kinds of alcohol in the home.
  • ​​Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser, is looking to reduce the environmental footprint of shipping its products all over the US. Part of this means shifting towards greener forms of trucking, and for the American brewhouse, Tesla's recently-revealed electric Semi is a good place to start.​
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    ​When it comes to foods that are a good source of probiotics, we often think of things like yogurt and dark chocolate. Beer, though? Not so much. That isn't the case with a new beer, however, created at the National University of Singapore.
  • B&O's Play division has come up with a tasty way to bring the brand closer to "urban creative music lovers." It's teamed up with Danish craft brewers Mikkeller to produce Beobrew, a bottled beer that's had music pumped into it during the fermentation process to, so B&O claims, improve the flavor.
  • After a decade of study, an international team of scientists has finally unraveled the genome of barley, an achievement that could not only lead to tastier beer and whiskey, but a better understanding of other staple food crops.
  • ​Home-brewing has seen large growth in the US over the last decade or so, and one startup to find success with this new legion of enthusiasts is PicoBrew. Today it has introduced a new home-brewing device that comes in cheaper than its predecessor, while still maintaining a focus on ease-of-use.​
  • ​​How much do you love beer? So much that you can't even have a shower without reaching for a cold one? So much that you'd take a bath in an India Pale Ale? Then a stay at the upcoming BrewDog hotel in Ohio may be in order, which is billed as the world's first crowdfunded craft beer hotel. ​
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    A few years ago, Stanford professor Li Liu discovered a beer recipe, and now her students have brewed it for the first time. What’s the big deal? This recipe is over 5,000 years old, and represents the earliest direct evidence of beer-brewing in China. The results were reportedly mixed.
  • ​One of the major disappointments of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969 was the discovery of the complete absence of beer on the Moon, but a team of engineering students are aiming to change that.