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Brewmasters Turn To DNA Analysis To Make Better Beer

Beer makers adopt a high tech solution to one of brewing’s oldest problems.

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When it comes to beer, I don’t have a particularly discerning palate. “Cold” and “not too much foam” are pretty much my only criteria for whether or not I’ll drink a pint (and even then I’m pretty flexible). But, at the end of the day, I’d like to think I have enough sense of taste to know the difference between “good” beer and “bad,” even if I couldn’t necessarily tell you why.

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Craft Brewery Launches Yeast Into Space and Creates “Ground Control” Beer

The craft beer industry is officially out of this world.

Ground Control Beer, photo by Ninkasi Brewing Company

“Space, the final frontier, let’s make some craft beer,” cheers the catchy new theme song for a soon to be released beer from Ninkasi Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery out of Eugene, Oregon. Ninkasi decided the sky was not the limit for its potential, and sought to create a “space beer” using yeast that had traveled into outer orbit.

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Are Patents Just Playbooks? Lessons from Space X and a Colorado Brewery

SpaceX is kind of like a great craft brewery in Colorado.

I saw on Business Insider that Elon Musk told Wired's Chris Anderson that SpaceX isn't exactly patent-crazy:

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