This Week in Beer News: Biscayne Brewing Coming to Miami, Beer Goggles, and Auto-Brewery Syndrome
Beer news is upon us once again, and there is nothing you can do about it. So shut your face, put that cold bottle of IPA to your lips, and let's get started.
CC Flickr/iantmcfarland If you get this excited for beer news, then we're all in trouble.
This week in beer news, we find out that Miami has at least two new breweries coming, in addition to Wynwood Brewing, and somewhere in Texas doctors find a brewery in a man's gut.
J. Wakefield Brewing Reaches CrowdBrewed Goal in One Day
David Minsky J. Wakefield Brewing raised $55,000 in just over 24 hours.
Last week J. Wakefield Brewing Company launched its CrowdBrewed campaign (like Kickstarter but for breweries) and reached its goal of $55,000 in just over 26 hours, and it's still counting. Johnathan Wakefield still has 37 days left of his campaign, and he's reached almost $100k. From this, he plans to build a brewery somewhere in Miami.
Beer Goggles Make You Think You're Good-Looking
CC Flickr/infrogmation Beer goggles make you look, think and act like a wild hog.
We all know that drinking can make the unattractive look appealing, but researchers discovered that it goes both ways -- that beer goggles make you think you're attractive. This conclusion was unveiled at this years Ig Nobel awards, which are given every year to people who come up with insane but scientific research ideas.
Doctors Find Brewery in Texas Man's Gut
CC Flickr/bareknuckleyellow Auto-brewery syndrome: a whole new meaning of 'beer gut'.
This is pretty whack but apparently true. A 61-year-old man in Texas went to the emergency room one night complaining of dizziness and, suspecting that he was drunk, the nurses ran a Breathalyzer test on him. Sure enough, he was drunk, with a 0.37 blood alcohol concentration. But the weird thing was is that he hadn't drunk all day. After doing some tests, it turns out that the man is able to convert carbohydrates into alcohol -- in his stomach. He was infected with Saccharomyces cerevisiae -- a species of yeast -- which essentially acted like a brewery inside the man's body.