Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The Jurassic Park of Beer -- Fossil Fuels Brewing Company

This Discovery News story is awesome -- a supreme geek extracted all sorts of microbes from the guts of a bug ensconced in 45 million year old Burmese amber. He then propagated the yeasts and began brewing beer with them.

Apparently, the beer tastes quite unique. The yeasts of yore didn't have as extensive metabolic machinery as those today, and leave behind lots of complex molecules in the beer that modern yeasts don't. This creates flavors distinct from all other modern beers. How awesome is that!

Fossil Fuels Brewing Company had it's opening on July 26th in Northern California. Oh please, supply it to a bar in Ptown, please please I want to taste this stuff.

Here is a Washington Post article about the beer. And one from Beer Advocate too.

Enjoy the products of nerd inspiration,


[via Yuri, photo credit in linked article]

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