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Keeping a head on your pint – here comes the science

Scientists have carried out research into how a pint keeps (or loses) its head (BBC News Online). One of the scientists involves speculates that the long-lasting creamy head on Guinness might be the result of “a little surfactant“. Eugh.

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The article also asserts that “the foam on a pint of lager quickly disappears”. Well, perhaps on a pint of Fosters in a dirty glass, but the head on a glass of lager in Germany sticks around for quite some time. And they’re not using “surfactant” – the sinister and secretive arbiters of the German Beer Purity Law wouldn’t stand for it.

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breweries News

New (old) brewery in the Hebrides

An interesting story on BBC News Online – after 500 years without, the island of Colonsay in the Hebrides has a brewery again.

The head brewer at the Colonsay Brewery says they’ll make an India Pale Ale, an 80 shilling and a lager. It’s probably cold enough for good lagering up there, so it might be decent.

[BBC News Online]