Coming Soon: Beer Brewed With Space Yeast

Beginning April 13, you'll have a chance to try Ninkasi Brewing Company's "Ground Control," an imperial stout brewed with yeast that, last year, traveled to space. » 3/19/15 1:55pm 3/19/15 1:55pm

New Recipe For 19th Century Shipwrecked Beer 

Scientists have scrutinized the contents of four bottles of beer found in a Baltic Sea shipwreck from the 1840s, an amber ale that perhaps was brewed in Belgium and was on its way to ports in Russia or Scandinavia. » 3/07/15 12:19pm 3/07/15 12:19pm

​You Can Make Beer More Alcoholic By Freezing It

If you have a freezing day, a powerful desire to get drunk as quickly as possible, and a bunch of beer, here's a way to increase the concentration of alcohol in your brew. Learn about jacking. Yes, it's called that. » 2/27/15 12:20pm 2/27/15 12:20pm

Hellboy Turns 21 With a Beer. Because What Else?

Hellboy beer! Just in time for the comic to legally drink it, we have been given the gift of Hellboy beer. Which is, of course, a red ale. Drink it until it really does feel like you've been hit with the right hand of doom. » 2/18/15 9:00pm 2/18/15 9:00pm

Lovecraft Beer Coming to Your Next Kegger At Miskatonic University

Narrangansett Brewing Company was founded in 1890, the same year fellow Rhode Islander H.P. Lovecraft was born. Clearly, a beer-themed tribute was in order. At last, it has happened. » 1/12/15 2:30pm 1/12/15 2:30pm

Lucasfilm Is Suing The Empire Brewing Company Over Its Bock Lager

A small brewery in upstate New York has incurred the wrath of the Star Wars franchise by naming one of its signature lagers, "Strikes Bock." Lucasfilm has filed a "notice of opposition" against Empire Brewery, when it recently tried to trademark the beer. » 10/24/14 11:20am 10/24/14 11:20am

Drinking a Beer Can Save You From Radiation Poisoning

If you've been exposed to a certain type of radiation, you should waste no time getting decontaminated — by having a beer. This is a time-honored way of dealing with tritium contamination, from the early days of Los Alamos to today. » 10/21/14 12:40pm 10/21/14 12:40pm

Keep Your Beer From Skunking -- Using Science!

A cold beer seems made for drinking in the sun, but sometimes those summertime beers inexplicably develop a rotten flavor when served in the heat of the day. Why does that happen? It's not for the reason you may think, and fortunately, there's a way to put a stop to it. » 9/29/14 11:19am 9/29/14 11:19am

Science Explains Why Beer Is The Liquid That Fuels Civilzation

Ever wondered exactly how your favorite alcoholic beverage that isn't scotch is made? PBS's wonderful "It's Okay to Be Smart" series reveals the science of beer, from hops to bacteria to why we like it so damn much. Take notes; when the apocalypse comes you'll be glad you have 'em. » 9/10/14 6:40am 9/10/14 6:40am

Here's Your Scientific Excuse to Drink a Beer This Evening

Want to get a beer on a Tuesday? Now you can blame your need to do a scientific experiment. First, though, you need to go to a bar and get a Guinness and some peanuts. And, what the hell, another Guinness. » 8/19/14 12:40pm 8/19/14 12:40pm

The Great Beer Flood Of 1814

London has been beset by many tragedies: Viking invasion, plague, fire, V-2 rocket attacks…and a tsunami of beer that claimed the lives of eight people in the early 19th century. » 7/16/14 12:40pm 7/16/14 12:40pm

Enjoy A Bottle Of Jupiter With These Planet-Inspired Microbrews

The award-winning Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, has announced that it will be releasing seven different beers, each inspired by a different piece of music from Gustav Holst's orchestral suite The Planets. » 6/30/14 6:40am 6/30/14 6:40am

Bone Dusters Paleo Ale: the first-ever fossil-based beer

On June 18, beer-lovers and fossil-enthusiasts alike—at least those around Ashburn, Virginia—will have a chance to sample the very first beer derived from a fossil. » 5/29/14 12:39am 5/29/14 12:39am

What Science Reveals About The Craft Beer Revolution

Between 2011 and 2013 the number of U.S. craft breweries jumped from 1,970 to 2,483. And the trend shows no sign of slowing down, with at least 413 new breweries opening in the past few months. Why is everyone so hopped up about craft beer? (See what I did there?) As usual, science has the answer. » 5/22/14 11:16am 5/22/14 11:16am

Someone's Making A Zombie Beer Using Actual Brains

Looking for something to drink during this Sunday's Walking Dead season 4 finale? Why not try Dock Street Brewing Company's Walker beer, which was brewed with genuine smoked goat brains? Other than, you know, the fact that it sounds disgusting? » 3/24/14 12:30pm 3/24/14 12:30pm

Why does beer overflow when you tap one bottle on top of another?

Depending on your point of view (or how drunk you are), tapping another person's beer bottle so that it overflows is either incredibly obnoxious or a funny prank. But only recently have physicists explained exactly why that motion causes the beer to foam so rapidly. » 1/20/14 12:20pm 1/20/14 12:20pm

The Strange History of Bottled Drinks Marketed to Dogs and Cats

We were thrilled to see wine made for cats the other day — but this wasn't the first time someone has marketed beer, wine or sodas aimed at your pet. Check out our gallery of the tastiest and wildest beverages for dogs and cats! » 10/18/13 3:00pm 10/18/13 3:00pm

Dogfish Head brews a beer made with bits of the moon

The brewmasters at Dogfish Head are certainly no strangers to experimental beers, and their latest brew may just be out of this world. They've added a dose of lunar meteorite to the recipe. » 10/05/13 11:30am 10/05/13 11:30am

Say Hello Alcoholism with the official Hello Kitty Beer

Do you like booze, fruit flavors, and cute cartoon cats with disturbingly large heads? Then you'll probably love the new line of Hello Kitty beer just released in China. They're only half the alcohol content of regular beer, and come in six fruit flavors, including lemon-lime, passion fruit and banana. » 9/12/13 10:40am 9/12/13 10:40am