Libations & Wellness: Drinking at Altitude

It’s GABF week! Beer drinkers from all over the country will be filling our quaint city on a mission to drink lots and lots of beer. Many of these individuals will blame some of their drunk antics on the altitude. The claim being: drinking at higher elevation makes one drink feel like it has the […]

Malt: The Seed Of Tasty Things

We hear about it all the time. Malt liquor. Single-malt scotch. Malted milk balls. Chocolate malts. Michelob made a big deal a few years ago about bringing back an “all-malt” recipe. We use the term to describe other beverages. I love a black tea with a malty nose, myself. I am giving all of these […]

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Lucy In My Wine With Diamonds – Wine Sediment and You

Max’s article a while back about decanting wine got me thinking. I have seen a lot of weird sediment in wines over the years. Only some of it was backwash from swigging out of the bottle. There seems to be a number of distinct morphologies when it comes to junk floating around in a wine […]

Will this booze make me go blind?

Dashing fellow ain't he?

Today’s Mr. Science’s Drunken Science is going to be as much drunken history as science. The question came in from Kilo in a past comments section: “Would love to know the difference between good alcohol / ethanol and bad. Occurs in booze and beer. Bad booze can make you blind, and we better all know […]

Pucker Up, Buttercup. Drink Your Sour Beer!

The inception of my sciencey articles happened over beers one night at Falling Rock Taphouse. At the time we were drinking Russian River’s Consecration, one of the really excellent American sours out of Santa Rosa, California. It is rich, fruity, and awesome. Foremost on the palate though is its tartness. Brightly sour, it dries out […]

Your beer is skunked you say? Damn those thiols!

Mr. Science recently spent a week in Panama with Mrs. Science. Many, many drinks were consumed at the swim-up bar in the pool. Mostly, I was drinking Seco, a sugar cane liquor that was pretty tasty with pineapple and lime; gallons of Abuelo Cuba Libre; and quite a bit of beer. The standard light lagers […]

Damn… Why Am I So Wasted? Ethanol And You.

Thanks Biology!

Hi everyone. This is the first installment of Mr. Science’s Drunken Science. Some of you may have read my other entries here at Denver Off The Wagon. One night over sour beers I happened to begin yakking about azeotropes and proceeded to say azeotrope until it lost all meaning. Anyway, an idea was born. Lots of […]