Chemistry of beer

The end of the week is near: beer is waiting for us. Beer is a fermented beverage composed by four ingredients only: water barley malt hop yeast Barley is mashed into malt and then water is added. At this point starch is degraded by enzymes. The addition of hops gives bitter notes to the beerContinue reading “Chemistry of beer”

Alcohol and love

It’s Christmas time, that means lots of dinners with relatives, colleagues and friends. You can also read the last sentence as: “You will drink so much alcohol!” Recently, Nature Communications published a paper by Howe and collaborators. They were interested in studying a possible correlation between alcohol consumption and mate selection. I am sorry toContinue reading “Alcohol and love”