Science Fact October 9, 2007

October 9, 2007 5:48 pm Published by

Head on a beer commonly thought to be a sign of one’s pouring prowess is actually an indication of how dirty the glass is.  A glass with more bacteria on it will produce more head (carbon dioxide) as the bacteria react with the beer and produce little bubbles of carbon dioxide. 

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  • Rachel says:

    Not that this has anything to do w/ this post but it’s about beer so shut it.

    Miller and Coors are merging in an effort to battle heavy hitter Anheiser Busch who makes up over 50% of the market. Miller is somewhere around 17% and Coors 13%.

    Good luck suckers!

  • Bridget says:

    H-Dub’s chemistry class is doing you well, Ellen!

  • The Bruce Blog says:

    So who makes up the other 20%? God, if it were only Lakefront. I loves to get schiz-nit schnockered on some Lakefront.

  • Shannon says:

    I love getting wasted on the other 20%..whatever it is…..God, if it were only Lakefront……

  • J. Scot Prunckle says:

    Just ’cause….

    Technically, any foreign matter will cause “head” to form in a glass of beer. More on this and the topic of “nucleation” to come.