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  • Full Genome Sequencing of Yeast

    Written by on April 18, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    Brewers have been using yeast for hundreds of years. These amazing microorganisms have created some of the most popular brews in the world by providing different flavors and aromas that define those beers. However, beer can be improved and become more diverse if we can understand the genetic code and specific mechanisms which produce characteristics […]

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  • 4 New Public Hop Varieties!

    Written by on April 17, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The Hop Growers of America presented four new hops at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference – Cashmere, Tahoma, Triple Pearl and Yakima Gold. Three Single-hop beers brewed with the new hop strains were also given to the attendees of the seminar and a group tasting of each one took place. A panel of distinguished brewers […]

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  • White Labs Just Changed the Yeast World

    Written by on April 16, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The world of yeast cultivation hasn’t seen a major innovation in over a century. White Labs’ new process and technology is a game-changer. Traditionally yeast is grown in stainless steel fermenters, transferred to bright tanks, then consumer packaging is filled from these. White Labs has created a new way to grow yeast in a flexible […]

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  • Private beer monopoly showing its cracks

    Written by on in The Beer Diaries

    Ontario is the most populous province in Canada, as well as home to its largest city, and the federal government.  What they also have is a monopoly that controls the vast majority of beer sales inside the province, called the Beer Store.  Owned by a partnership of Molson, Labatt, and Sleeman (foreign-owned corporations, all), they […]

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  • What Would Sierra Nevada Do?

    Written by on April 11, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    By Arjit Mahapatra and Mike Mann   In celebration of the opening of the new brewery in Asheville, North Carolina, and in thinking about what it means to be a growing craft brewery, Sierra Nevada took it upon themselves to look back at their roots as a smaller company.  Craft brewing means supplying a market […]

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