I came across an interesting article I thought I’d share with our readers -Some researchers at the University of Bristol have shown that the shape of your glass can determine how quickly someone drinks.
Angela Attwood and her colleagues devised a test (disguised as a language test) to see how quickly 160 undergraduates (80 men and 80 women) would drink beer or lemonade from a straight glass or a flute. They found that a straight glass of beer took 11 minutes on average to polish off, while a flute was gone in 7…and the lemonade was gone from either one at an average of 7 minutes. If the glass was only half full of either beer or lemonade, it was gone in an average of 5 minutes.
Dr. Attwood’s hypothesis is that the person drinking beer would be trying to pace themselves throughout the night, by judging where the halfway point of the glass is. It is obviously more difficult to judge the halfway mark of the flute, which was demonstrated when Dr. Atwood called her volunteers back a week later to ask them to estimate from pictures how full various glasses were. Based on this, her final observations were that the shape of a glasscan affect how quickly someone drinks.
What do you think? Does the shape of the glass affect how fast you drink your beer?
I came across this article from www.mint.com‘s blog, so I thought I’d share it with our readers.
The short version: While homebrewing is great for many reasons, a savings of approximately $62/year just doesn’t seem worth it. That said, I know I tend to buy MUCH more expensive beers than what this article is figuring, so I could concieveably save more money than Mint.com’s estimate, but then I wouldn’t get to enjoy the deliciousness that comes from the professionals out there.
For what it’s worth, the majority of us at Ohio-Beer DO homebrew…though I am not one of those who do. The other guys really do enjoy it though, and I would always encourage anyone who is interested to try it for themselves! If you do brew your own, we’d love to hear from you (and try your beer), so please let us know!
I recently came across this article, which happened to mention Matt Snyder of the Beer and Wine Cave in Toledo, OH. I know Matt personally – he’s a great guy who knows his stuff about beer and wine, and I always enjoyed going to the tastings he hosted at the Beer and Wine Cave while I still lived in Toledo (though, admittedly, I didn’t get to nearly as many as I would’ve liked!).
If you can’t (or don’t want to) finish an entire 22oz bomber or 750ml beer in one sitting, this is an interesting tip to help you preserve the remainder of the bottle: Use a “can of aerosol wine preservative to place a layer of CO2 over the beer in your bomber or 750 ml bottle and seal it with a wine cork.”
I have not personally tried this tip, but the author of the article says he’s used it with great results…and if Matt says it works, then I have no doubt that it does.
If you live in Toledo, check out the Beer and Wine Cave and support a great guy who runs a terrific local business!
I’ve been sick for almost two weeks…which means I haven’t had a beer is almost two weeks. While I fully intend to change that tonight or tomorrow (which means reviews are coming!), I wanted to write about something near and dear to my heart:
Voted Best Microbrewery in Detroit for 2012 by Hour Detroit Magazine
2012 World Beer Cup Silver Award in the Herb and Spice Beer Category for Ring of Fire (Cream Ale brewed with jalapeno, serrano, and habanero)
2012 World Beer Cup Bronze Award in the Honey Specialty Beer category for Killer Bee (Belgian Style Trippel brewed with pure Michigan honey)
This is special to me because going to the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest when I was 22 was my first real exposure to Craft Beer…and Dragonmead’s Final Absolution (Belgian Trippel) is still my all-time favorite beer. I haven’t missed a Summer Festival in 5 years (this year will make it 6), and I’ve even started going to the Winter Festival because I enjoy these events so much.
Seeing Dragonmead succeed makes me very happy, and I look forward to Dragonmead continuing to grow (and hopefully start distributing in southern Ohio!). Congratulations to all the amazing people at Dragonmead who continue to do an amazing job producing terrific beer. Keep winning those awards!
The maker of Sam Adams beer is expanding its operations in Cincinnati!
Jess Paar, a spokeswoman for the Boston Beer Co. announced that they are adding new tanks for fermentation and aging to its Cincinnati based brewery “so that we can keep up with the brewing demands as we introduce new, innovative styles like our Barrel Room Collection and small batch beers.”
Additionally, they are reading property at Central and Findlay (just North of where the tanks are being installed) for future expansion.
Sam Adams currently employs about 100 people at it’s Cincinnati brewery, which is the companies primary brewery for most of their specialty and lower volume products. Paar also noted that they are hiring in Cincinnati. Details can be found on their website (http://www.samueladams.com/index.aspx)
BeerPulse on Twitter (http://www.samueladams.com/index.aspx)
This is particuaraly exciting news for me for a few reasons:
1. I love Ohio, and its great to see any jobs coming to our state.
2. I live near Cincinnati, and I know how much this area can use jobs like this.
3. Sam Adams is my favorite “big” brewery. They make a lot of beer that I really like, and despite their size, they’ve shown that they’re not afraid to experiment and expand their brand.
Now, if they’d just open a tasting room and/or allow tours, I’d be in heaven!