Charles Simchick

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How to brew beer better: Less water, less energy, more innovation

The U.S. produces beer. A lot of beer. In 2013, over 195 million barrels — each barrel equaling 31 gallons — were produced. When you consider that it …

Why Beer Isn't Sold in Plastic Bottles

Plastic as a material has pretty much changed the way we live our lives- it's cheap, can be moulded into practically any shape and is, for the most …

Gross Ingredients You Might Find in Your Beer

<i>Photo by Maskot/Getty Images</i><p>That swig of beer may come with more than alcohol and hops — it may also contain a dose of tiny plastic particles, …

Beer: a magical mixture of hops, barley, and tiny pieces of plastic

Plastics are everywhere: on the street, in our refrigerators, all over the oceans — you name it. But now they’re hitting us where it really hurts. …

The Science of Beer, from Bacteria to Brews

The next time you down a stein of suds or a bottle of craft beer, consider the effort that went into making the bubbly beverage. And not just by the …

Why Beer Actually Tastes Better From A Can

Traditionally, the can has a bad rep. Canned beer is shackled to stereotypes of loutish lads and the lousy moment when you take that last, warm mouthful from the tin. And then there's the liquid that it contains: often super-strength lager, or uninteresting and largely flavorless beer. But things …