Craft Beer

8:19am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Salt

Raise A Toast To Building Better Beer Bubbles Through Chemistry

You'll be seeing more of this white foamy stuff on top of the beers of the future, thanks to a recent genetic discovery.
Enrico Boscariol iStockphoto

Scientists may have finally solved a problem that has plagued beer drinkers for ages: Insufficient foam resiliency.

As any beer drinker can tell you, a tall glass of lager without a white, foamy head on top just doesn't look right. And even if you start out with one, it can dissipate fast. And that's just sad.

Now, microbiologists have identified the specific gene in yeast responsible for a beer's head and they say this discovery can lead to stronger, longer lasting, more aesthetically pleasing foam on your favorite brews.

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12:29pm

Fri November 2, 2012
The Salt

Christmas Comes Early For Denmark's Beer Drinkers

Originally published on Fri November 2, 2012 1:40 pm

J-Day, the first Friday in November, marks the release of Denmark's Christmas beer, Tuborg's Julebryg. It's practically a national holiday as the beer is promoted tonight in bars throughout the country.
Tuborg

In the U.S., Thanksgiving marks the unofficial start of the race to Christmas (unless you happen to decorate department stores, then it starts in October). But in Denmark, the Christmas race starts tonight.

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3:46pm

Sun October 14, 2012
The Salt

At The Great American Beer Festival, Big Tastes Come In Small Packages

Originally published on Mon October 15, 2012 8:09 am

Beer is sniffed and tasted in one-once portions, as the festival's breweries make their way through the 36,000 gallons of beer they brought to Denver.
Bill Chappell NPR

The soaring drone of a full bagpipe and drum corps greeted thousands of people who marched into a Denver arena for the Great American Beer Festival this past weekend. The martial music seemed a fitting way to prepare the crowd to test their palates, and their fortitude, against 2,700 different beers made by some of the best breweries in the United States.

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9:38am

Fri October 12, 2012
LIVE BLOG: GABF 2012

Live Blog: Friday At The Great American Beer Festival

Photo © Brewers Association

The second public session of the Great American Beer Festival opens tonight at the Colorado Convention Center in Downtown Denver. With over 2,000 beers in the festival hall, it’s the biggest selection of American beers ever served.

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7:47am

Thu October 11, 2012
Craft Beer

At Wit's End: For 'Nanos' Every Ounce Counts

Jim Hill KUNC

In beer mad Colorado we have beers on all scales; Macro, Micro, and now... Nano. Beers of all sizes will be on display starting Thursday at Denver's Great American Beer Festival.

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