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Articles and musings on beverages of the world that come from grain, often spiced with hops and always welcome in my glass.

“Our data showed that home-brewed Vegemite beer could be easily made from sugar, Vegemite and yeast but not from just Vegemite and sugar, or sugar and yeast,” he said.

“The Vegemite added the nutrients necessary for the fermentation process, but there are also many other sorts of food apart from Vegemite — such as fruits or ginger — that could provide those additional nutrients.”

Schulz said that the brew left a distinct aftertaste and is very cheap to make and estimated that the real-world cost of Vegemite beer would be about 9 cents per 375 millilitres, compared with the retail cost of bulk commercial beer at about $1.60 for the same volume (via ABC.au).

“Vegemite beer is therefore substantially cheaper than other readily available products,” Dr Schulz added.

via Australian Vegemite can be brewed into crude moonshine beer.

Australian Vegemite can be brewed into crude moonshine beer

Taedonggang beer is said to be a “full-bodied lager a little on the sweet side, with a slightly bitter aftertaste.”

via North Korea hosts 20-day beer festival.

North Korea hosts 20-day beer festival

Beer: A beautiful artistic symphony – YouTube.

MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country

MAP: The Most Popular Beer In Every Country | VinePair.

The Smithsonian National Museum of American History is looking to appoint a beer historian and scholar on a three-year appointment.

via The Smithsonian is hiring a beer historian.

The Smithsonian is hiring a beer historian

Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn has set aside a beer that it intends to age for a century before drinking, having encased it in a time capsule not to be opened for 100 years. Alan Richardson Dundee, Pix-AR.co.ukInnis and Gunn Inveralmond Brewery Perth time capsuleMatured in American Bourbon casks, only 8,000 bottles of the brewer’s limited edition 7.7% abv ‘Vintage’ beer were produced for sale. Most have already been snapped up by beer fans, however one has been placed in a time capsule with instructions for it to be opened in 2116, as part of an experiment to test its ageing capabilities.

via Innis & Gunn brews ‘100-year-old’ beer.

Innis & Gunn brews ‘100-year-old’ beer

Ghana’s First Microbrewery Is Changing the Way Beer Is Made in Africa | MUNCHIES

Infographic: Craft Beer Drinkers Consult Their Phones Before Opening Their Wallets | Adweek

Infographic: Craft Beer Drinkers Consult Their Phones Before Opening Their Wallets | Adweek.

How to Taste Beer Like an Expert – YouTube.

“It virtually sealed everything in, there was no oxygen getting in and it was completely intact,” Mike Nash, a marine archaeologist who salvaged the wreck, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

David Thurrowgood, a chemist-turned-conservator, came across the beer bottles salvaged from the wreck nearly two years ago in storage at a Tasmanian museum, and wondered if the centuries-old liquid could still contain real yeast.

“At that point I was getting really excited,” Mr Thurrowgood told ABC. “That gave us a chance to possibly have access to the oldest beer in the world. I thought we might be able to culture that yeast and recreate beer that hasn’t been on the planet for 220 years.”

via Scientists brew beer from 220-year-old yeast.

Scientists brew beer from 220-year-old yeast