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Climate Change Will Cause Beer Shortages and Price Hikes, Study Says

Hundreds of millions of people may lose the luxury of enjoying a cold one on a hot day.
Becky Ferreira
10.15.18
beer

Drinking Alcohol Is Always an Open Secret in Egypt

Egypt has been brewing beer for 3,000 years, but the highly religious country still has an under-the-table relationship with alcohol. Even some members of the Muslim Brotherhood buy booze on the down-low.
Lorena Rios
8.19.16
history

World's Oldest Paycheck Shows Workers Were Paid in Beer

According to a cuneiform tablet, which is being called “the world’s oldest known payslip,” workers opted for rations of beer five millennia ago.
Nick Rose
6.29.16
Science

Sorry, Vegans: Scientists Say That Plants Can Feel Stress

New research from the University of Copenhagen claims that plants experience stress when growing in the cold.
Daisy Meager
6.20.16
archaeology

A 5,000-Year-Old Beer Recipe Has Been Found in China

By using chemical analysis, a team of archaeologists were able to find out what went in to the millennia-old recipe, and it's pretty similar to how we do things now.
Nick Rose
5.24.16
england

How Margot Henderson Learned to Love 'Plain' British Food

British food’s plainness is its brilliance. Food that has a giving unctuousness, food that is cooked with love and also gives love—massaging you from the inside out.
Margot Henderson
5.10.16
Germany

Craft Brewers Are Trolling Germany’s 500-Year-Old Beer Purity Law

With the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot, some German craft brewers are taking the chance to deviate from this time-honoured norm, while still boldly flaunting the banner of “purity.”
Nick Rose
4.24.16
Munchies

Vikings Were Great Cooks Long Before The Rest of Us

As a Scandinavian chef, I've immersed myself into our history to figure out how people have pulled through our freezing winters.
Esben Holmboe Bang
1.16.16
California

Growing Grains Is Giving a Second Life to My Family Farm

My carrots and potatoes taste better than ever because growing grains revitalizes the soil. Also, I just made another cash crop for myself—just like that.
Alex Weiser
12.9.15
biofuel

Cars Could Run on Whisky Waste in the Future

Every year, Scotland’s whisky industry produces 1,600 million litres of residual pot ale and 500,000 tonnes of leftover grains, all of which will soon be fermented and converted into fuel for thirsty cars.
Nick Rose
10.7.15
NORTH KOREA

North Korea Is Still Running Out of Food

After a brutal summer and drought, North Korea's food supply is in worse shape than usual.
Nick Rose
9.21.15
beer

This Danish Music Festival Wants to Turn Your Piss into Beer

Danish music festival Roskilde has a so-crazy-it-just-might-work plan to "beercycle" your piss into a lovely pilsner that you can drink at a future festival. Golden showers, indeed.
Hilary Pollack
7.8.15
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