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Cold_Turkey_Product_shot.JPG.scaled1000-640x426 This week we are impressed by the sheer influence of the craft beer industry on multiple sectors of existence - from physics to running and local farming - craft beer seems to be present almost everywhere, effecting small farmers, national events, and even breakfast: #1 on our list will take you back to physics class. Have you ever noticed or wondered why beer served in lighter bottles tend to taste skunky? Find out why in this illuminating article about beer, bottling, and UV light. Rhett Allain, Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, will take you on an exploration of packaging, light, and taste. Read more here... #2 on our list is maltster Brent Manning, co-founder of Riverbend Malt House in Asheville, N.C., for reminding us what it means to truly be local by running his own craft-malt house, a rarity, but also an up and coming trend. Many craft breweries are moving away from buying malt from large manufacturers, preferring to stick to the local guys. Brent Manning and other local maltsters face unique challenges, but they are proud and happy to be local, even if they aren't able to produce as much malt as the big guys. Read more here... #3 on our list is Cold Turkey Breakfast Beer. This breakfast beer has spurred quite a bit of controversy in Scotland, being seen as socially unacceptable. But drinking a breakfast beer sounds like a great idea for many, especially fisherman and night workers. Plus, George Washington and Benjamin Franklin both partook in breakfast beer, giving us their blessings for drinking beer with bacon and eggs. Read more here... #4 on our list is Sankt Gallen, a brewery in Japan, that is now serving their stout in an edible, chocolate glass. The chocolate glass was especially made to dissolve in your mouth but not in your hands, can withstand 5 servings of beer, and has a shelf life of up to 2 years if left unused. That's a little weird. I'm not sure if I trust it. Decide for yourself here... #5 on our list is the Boston Marathon's official beer, released by Samuel Adams this week, Boston 26.2 Brew. The new brew is primarily available in Boston, only on draft, and is designed to run out after the big race. Read more here...

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