Science Behind The Hangover [Infographic]
The light shining through the window seems to penetrate through your eyelids into the back of your head. You’d kill for a glass of water but die if it came with food. Your guts feel like they’re being punched from the inside out, and whatever happens next is going to happen in the bathroom. You have at least a couple of the following symptoms: headache, malaise, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fatigue, nausea, the shakes. You might also be dehydrated and feel generally slow—a little stupider, a little less coordinated. You, my friend, have a hangover. And hangovers SUCK. There is a bunch of science as to why hangovers happen, but it all ties back to the fact that you drank way too much the night before. Check out this infographic on some of the science behind the hangover.Read more
Alcohol should be a choice, not an expectation.
One of the biggest challenges we often face is the pressure from a friend who expects us to drink (or drink at a level we are unhappy with). Unfortunately, our society has been misguided on the notion that we need to drink (or drink a lot) in order to relax, have a good time, and bond with friends. Alcohol can certainly be a great tool for this, but it shouldn't be a requirement. Confidence and fun shouldn't be measured by standard servings, and a friendship shouldn't be determined by a choice not to drink or drink beyond our what we are comfortable with.Read more
Experience Sour Beers at Session
There was a time when all beers were sour to some degree. Without the necessary yeast cultures to create that perfect chemistry experiment for beer, open fermentation tanks allowed for wild yeast strains (and other air-born contributions) to build a beer. Sour beer styles are a tricky business. Harnessing the power of cultured microflora and making the best use of different types of brewing vessels, sour beers are an expression of their maker. From the lightest, soft tanginess at the sides and back of the tongue, to a racy tongue coating or a punch in the face, sours can land in a number of flavor profiles, from slight to stringent.Read more