Here?s What?s Brewing In The New Smithsonian Beer Collections

After two years of documenting the nation?s craft brewing industry, curator Theresa McCulla makes ready for a public debut


Scientists Played Music To Cheese As It Aged. Hip-hop Produced The Funkiest Flavor

Researchers played nonstop loops of Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest and Mozart to cheese wheels to find out how sound waves impacted flavor


A New Wave Of Distilleries Is Crafting Unique Spirits From Australia’s Native Plants – And Creepy Crawlers

Boutique spirit makers across the southern continent are creating favors inspired by their own backyards


Stone Age Markings May Be The Oldest Drawing Ever Discovered

The crosshatch symbol was made with a red ochre utensil more than 70,000 years ago


This alcohol free beer helps breast cancer patients overcome the metallic taste that chemo leaves

A Czech brewery’s Mamma Beer is alcohol-free and slightly sweet to help overcome the metallic taste of “chemo mouth”.


There’s More To Classic Tiki Than Just Kitsch

Bartender Martin Cate reveals eight fun facts about the past, present and future of tiki culture


¡salud! To The Mexican-american Wine Revolution

Ceja Vineyards breathes new life into Napa Valley’s wine industry


How to Clean Water With Old Coffee Grounds

Italian researchers have figured out how to turn spent coffee grounds into a foam that can remove heavy metals from water.


The Secret Behind Your Favorite Coffee Could Be Yeast

Researchers find three unique strains of yeast that help ferment coffee and cacao beans and may give the treats their unique flavours.


How Rum Helped the U.S. Win Its Independence

merican revolutionaries liked to drink. It didn’t matter too much whether they wer drinking beer, cider or wine—so long as it got them busky, biggy or fuzl’d (all terms from Benjamin Franklin’s list of more than 200 synonyms for “drunk”).

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