The SCIENCE of BEER!!!

Is beer the perfect beverage? Let's see what science says…
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Special thanks to Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX: http://jesterkingbrewery.com/

The chemistry of beer flavors: http://www.compoundchem.com/2014/07/10/beerchemicals/

Uncorking the past, a history of alcoholic beverages: http://www.economist.com/node/883706

Domestication of grain in near east: http://www.nature.com/nrg/journal/v3/n6/abs/nrg817.html

Alcohol and social complexity in ancient western Asia: http://alexanderjoffe.net/alcohol.pdf

Finally, a weird Dutch Heineken ad from the 1950's about sending beer to the moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I03AxY5gA8I

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Joe Hanson – Host and writer
Joe Nicolosi – Director
Amanda Fox – Producer, Spotzen IncKate Eads – Associate Producer
Katie Graham – Director of Photography
Editing/Motion Graphics – Andrew Matthews
Gaffer – John Knudsen
Post-production intern – Dalton Allen

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