Happy Hour: How To Drink An IPA, One Hop Flavour At A Time

If you’re a fan of modern IPAs (PBR drinkers: Go stand in the corner) then you are no doubt a friendly familiar of hops, the magical bud that gives beer its bitter bite. But with hundreds up hops varieties and some brews using upwards of a dozen of them , it’s hard to know which hop is imparting which flavour unto your beer.

The Differences Between A Budweiser And A Craft Brew (In GIFs)

We all sort of have an idea of how it works: craft brew is lovingly hand-coaxed into existence, while commercial brew is rattled around in big, scary machines, right? Well let’s see with our own eyes. The good folks at St Louis Public Radio have done a fun GIF series peeking inside the operations of both Anheuser-Busch and a tiny microbrewery.

Happy Hour: Using Yeast DNA To Unlock A Better Beer

Beer may be as old as civilisation itself, but modern molecular biology could teach craft brewers some new tricks. Troels Prahl, a brewer and microbiologist with White Labs, is currently analysing the full DNA sequences of yeast from 2500 batches of beer in hopes of finding the yeast genes that explain why a lager becomes a lager or an ale an ale.

How England's Yeast Vault Saved A Brewery After A Disastrous Flood

A commercial brewery is really a factory. Raw ingredients like grain and water go in one end, flow through pipes and tanks, and beer comes out the other side. But you could gut and replace all those pipes and tanks, switch from one grain supplier to another, swap out the walls and the controllers, and the same beer would still flow from the taps, metaphorically speaking.

Forget Coolers And Store Your Beer In This Underground Lift

Beer coolers are a pain in the arse. First of all, you have to find a bunch of ice. Then, you have to pour all the ice into the cooler. And that’s just the pregame for a wet night full of melting ice. Thank goodness some zany Danes found a better way.

These Split Beer Glasses Are Perfect For Half-Pints

For those times when you really only want or can really only handle half a pint of hooch, these modified beer glasses leave no doubt that you’re drinking with a little moderation. Because instead of being shorter, thinner or modified in shape, they look like a standard pint glass that’s been bifurcated with a guillotine.

We Ate Beer Lollipops So You Don't Have To

Lollyphile’s new beer lollipops are many things: the epitome of human innovation, the height of candy science, and unfortunately, alcohol-free. But how do they do it and — more importantly — how do they taste? We talked to Lollyphile founder Jason Darling (and tried ‘em for ourselves) to find out.

Duff Beer Is Launching In Australia

“Duff Beer for me! Duff Beer for you! I’ll have a Duff! You have one too!” That’s right, the once fictional beer of The Simpsons is now real, and it’s getting released in Australia exclusively.

Watch A Chainsaw Open A Beer In Glorious Slow Motion

First off, don’t do this. Seriously. Don’t. It’s an old trick, and probably a great way to stab yourself in the eye with a flying bottle cap. But it sure looks pretty in slow motion, as the goofballs at Slow Mo Lab are here to show us.

The Secret Tip That Will Let You Drink Alcohol Without Getting Drunk

Well, this could change things. Apparently there’s a secret method to drinking alcohol without getting drunk. All you have to do is eat some yeast before you drink. Seriously. Line your stomach with a teaspoon of yeast for every beer you plan to drink and you’ll be able to drink all night without acting like a damn fool.