Carbonation is the Spark of Beer

Unless it asserts itself by, say, fizzing up your nose or aggressively dancing on your tongue, it can be easy to forget about carbonation in beer. Sure, when light filters through a glass and highlights the tiny bubbles as they seemingly appear at the bottom it offers...

Yeast Brings Beer to Life

St. Louis – Behind the locked doors of the thick brick building, past the security cameras and up the secure stairwells and another two locked doors there is a freezer that sits in a laboratory-like office. My thoughts slip to the movie “Jurassic Park” as Kendra...

Craft Beer in Antarctica

At the bottom of the planet sits Antarctica, a continent covered in ice. Home to penguins, leopard seals, and breathtaking beauty, it is the only continent on Earth without a native human population. During its summer season Antarctica plays host to less than 5,000...

An Interview With Ken Grossman

Ken Grossman was sitting in a plush red chair thumbing through emails on his smartphone and seemed to have tuned out the world around him. It was the final day of the recent Craft Brewer’s Conference in San Diego and the bearded 57-year-old looked right at home among...

A Closer Look At Bottle Caps

Consider for a moment the lowly bottle cap. While it plays a crucial role in the delivery of bottled beer, once it is twisted or pried off it does little more than make a satisfying plink as it hits a trash can. Or does it? Before you go tossing it aside, turn it over...