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A Tale of Two Yeasts: How Yeast Science Has Become Big Business In Booze

A Tale of Two Yeasts: How Yeast Science Has Become Big Business In Booze

Today, an ever-expanding mass of conscientious consumers supports a renaissance of artisan food and beverage makers. At the same time, a religious devotion to science and expectation of uniformity in consumer goods continues to make small scale production nearly futile. At the core of this tension is Saccharomyces Cerevisiae, otherwise known as Baker’s or Brewer’s […]

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This Is Why You Love/Hate Witbier

This Is Why You Love/Hate Witbier

Witbier – Belgian or Belgian-style wheat beer – is a divisive brew. While some people adore these hazy, fruity wheat beers, others gag at the thought. Why is witbier so polarizing? The answer has to do with an equally love-it-or-hate-it herb: cilantro. We’ll back up and explain. Some people adore the fragrant aroma and fruity […]

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There’s Now Diet Whiskey: Will Whiskey Lovers Go For It, And Do Dieters Even Care?

There’s Now Diet Whiskey: Will Whiskey Lovers Go For It, And Do Dieters Even Care?

Many people perceive whiskey as having a take it or leave it attitude. While there are many different kinds of whiskey, the amber liquid has always been considered a ”real” spirit, something a true liquor lover savors. A tumbler of whiskey simultaneously carries a sense of sophistication and rebellion. That’s why all of those ”date […]

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The Lost Spirits Distillery Claims To Make 20 Year Old Rum In Less Than A Week, But Does It Matter?

The Lost Spirits Distillery Claims To Make 20 Year Old Rum In Less Than A Week, But Does It Matter?

Bryan Davis is the owner of Lost Spirits Distillery, where he’s created a chemical reactor that supposedly ages spirits rapidly. Sort of. He makes young spirits taste more mature. The science behind it? Unaged spirits have short-chain molecules called carboxylic esters and short-chain fatty acids. When these chemicals interact with oak, extraction and esterification occur. […]

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