Archaeologists Mistake Viking Brewhouses For Bathhouses

For years, archaeologists studying Viking remnants and artifacts in Britain had assumed that certain stone structures were bathhouses, or a kind of primitive sauna. But a husband-and-wife team has now thrown this thinking into question by suggesting that they weren't bathhouses at all — that they were brewhouses… » 1/18/13 8:40am 1/18/13 8:40am

Scientists have discovered the missing link in the evolution of lager

The yeast Saccharomyces cerivisiae is the brewer's go-to fungus for converting sugar into alcohol and carbon dioxide in potent potables like ciders and ales, but when it comes to brewing lager beer... well, lager brewing is a completely different animal. In fact, to be more specific, lager-brewing requires a… » 8/23/11 5:22pm 8/23/11 5:22pm