The Science of Beer

Congratulation to Nexcelom's Dr. Leo Chan for his Inge Russell Best Paper Award form @MasterBrewers . Dr. Chan's paper, "Measuring Lager and Ale Yeast Viability and Vitality Using Fluorescence-Based Image Cytometry" examines the use of image cytometry for multichannel fluorescent assessment of yeast viability and vitality during the brewing process.

What’s “hoppening” in the Craft Brewing Industry?

Based on an article published by NPR this week, the Craft Brewing Industry is alive and well, with over 5,000 craft brewers in operation last year.  And for as many craft breweries that are out there, there are as many different ways to rank them!  The Brewers Association will rank by sales and production;  Vinepair has a map displaying the number of breweries by state; Thrillist seems to have organized the ranks based on their opinion of the offerings; Travel + Leisure positions the beer offerings with the city's appeal. Source: Brewers Association Regardless of how you rank [...]