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Yes, Guinness' Beer Recipe Uses Fish... And That Shouldn't Bother You

Guinness recently announced that they were making a change to their two century-old recipe, one that wouldn’t make any use of fish bladders. Wait, said many people. Guinness has fish in it?

US Judge Arrested For Trying To Bribe FBI Agent With Beer To Spy On People

A North Carolina judge was arrested this week for allegedly trying to bribe an FBI agent to obtain a log of text messages without a warrant.

Happy Hour: The Sweetest Guide To Sour Beers 

“Funky, some overripe fruit, leaning more into barnyard flavours, dried hay, grass… horse blanket, horse-like… a little bit of cheese rind… blue cheese, parmesan…”

Science Keeps Beer Out Of Plastic Bottles, But Japan Might Change That

Ever wonder why beer never comes in plastic bottles? It’s because it affects the brew’s quality. But a major Japanese beer company has new plans to make a better beer bottle.

How People Toast Their Drinks Around The World

Each culture has its own customs and each country has its own preferences but people all across the world are united in their desire to drink and have fun with their friends. And it’s that — not language or opposable thumbs — is what makes us humans. But of course, if you’re drinking with people from other cultures, you should respect how they do things.

Cool Off With A Michelada Popsicle Dunked In Your Favourite Beer

Micheladas are already the perfect warm weather drink: a mix of savoury flavours, ice-cold beer, and just a snap of spice. Now imagine making the michelada even better by turning it into a popsicle that you drop into the beer, slowly melting into a slushy sublime summer cocktail.

Funk In The Glass: The Ups And Downs Of Wild Microbes In Beer

Funky, floral, complex. No, this is not a description of a piece of vintage wallpaper. These are some of the words that are used to describe the enormous variety that exists within the world of beer. Whether you are enjoying the outdoors on a sunny day or sitting by the fire on a cold, winter night, there is a beer to match every occasion. In honour of this tasty drink, we have put together a compilation of PLOS ONE articles dedicated to the study of beer and the yeast and bacteria that mould its complexity.

A Music Festival Is Using People's Pee To Brew More Beer

If you like drinking pee, you’re going to love the Roskilde music festival. The Danish celebration of rock and roll recently launched a program that recycles festival-goers’ urine in order to make beer. It’s not as gross as it sounds.

Why Brewers Are DNA-Testing Beer For Bacterial Infections

It’s a feeling I hope you never experience: You crack open an ice cold beer after a long day, take a sip expecting the familiar hoppy, bubbly goodness to hit your taste buds and instead, you get a mouthful of flat, acrid sludge.

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