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How turkeys got from Mayan temples to your Thanksgiving dinner table

It is an amusing (and apparently apocryphal) piece of Thanksgiving lore that Ben Franklin believed the turkey ought to adorn the presidential seal.<p>In reality, he was complaining in a letter to his daughter that the eagle chosen for the seal looked more like a turkey. Which, he admitted, he didn’t …

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Grilled, Barbecued Meat Linked to Cancer Risk, Study Finds

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The family trees of the six companies that make 50% of the world’s beer

Consolidation is once again in the air for the beer industry. ABInbev is rumored to be exploring an acquisition of SABMiller according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall). For its part, SABMiller was rebuffed trying to acquire Heineken.<p>Either deal would create a company responsible for brewing …

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America's Next Hop Model

Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Brewery politely asks that you "make love to your beer with all five senses."<p>Touch the bottle to make sure the beer's …

GrowlTap Review: Keep Craft Beers From the Brewery Fresh at Home

I'm not sure where this should fall on the spectrum of pride to shame, but it has been years since I've tapped a keg. Raging house parties aren't …

7 things you didn't know about caffeine

by Madelyn Fernstrom, TODAY Health and Diet Editor / Oct.14.2016 / 5:59 AM ET / Updated Sep.20.2012 / 3:07 PM ET

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Why Bottled Water Comes From California, Which Can't Spare Much

Dasani, Aquafina, and Crystal Geyser all dip into the Golden State's limited supply.<p>Bottled-water drinkers, we have a problem: There's a good chance that your water comes from California, a state experiencing the third-driest year on record.<p>The details of where and how bottling companies get their …

Completely Cold Brew: Part 1 of a series

Summer Cocktails That Won't Sabotage Your Bikini Body

As Memorial Day Weekend approaches, celebrate summer with these low-calorie, low-sugar cocktail recipes that act as the perfect refreshers after a day in the sun.<p><b>Skinnygirl Summertime Sipper</b><p>1 ½ parts Skinnygirl™ Meyer Lemon Vodka<p>Splash of DeKuyper Triple Sec<p>Splash of diet lemon-lime soda<p>Cherry or …

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Being Happy With Sugar

Popular media are full of claims that sugar is toxic. And there’s intense disagreement about recommendations to replace table sugar and high-fructose corn syrup with “natural” sweeteners like agave nectar or fruit juice. What to make of it all?<p>“Over the past few months, I’ve become increasingly …

We Found Out Which Type Of Coffee Gives You The Most Energy

From coffee bean origin to brewing, there are numerous factors that determine that amount of caffeine in coffee.<p><i>Produced by Justin Gmoser.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

This Yeast Archive Is Trying to Save Endangered Beer

Welcome to Britain's National Collection of Yeast Cultures.<p>In late November of 2009, the town of Cockermouth, in the Lake District of England, had a flood. Heavy rains—16 inches in 24 hours—led the rivers Cocker and Derwent to overflow their stone barriers; the buildings of the medieval town, as a …

This Company Has Solved The Six-Century-Old Problem Of Why We Burn Our Tongues On Hot Coffee

And that's why everyone ends up being scalded when they take that first, exploratory sip.<p>It's a problem that has baffled humanity since the 15th century, when coffee was first brewed in the Sufi Muslim monasteries of Yemen.<p>Thanks to a new company called Ink N Drink, we no longer need to fear …

The Vodka Wars

A very short book excerpt<p>By far the most dramatic split between Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev came over vodka. As president, Putin had occasionally spoken out against Russia’s national shame, but words were rarely matched by deeds that would threaten the state’s alcohol revenues. President …

The 5 Classic Cocktails That Everyone Should Know How To Make

Sipping on a well-made cocktail is one of life's simple pleasures.<p>But we shouldn't have to go to a bar to get a precise and well-proportioned cocktail — every one of us should know how to make one at home.<p>Below you'll find five simple, classic recipes for an old-fashioned, a dry martini, a …

Understanding Umami

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Which ingredients carry that fifth taste -- and the best ways to cook with them.</i><p>A long, long time ago, only four tastes ruled the culinary world: sweet, …

You've Probably Been Pouring Guinness Beer The Wrong Way Your Whole Life

Guinness is consumed all over the world. But it wasn't until Business Insider took a tour of the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, that we realized we'd been drinking and pouring the "milkshake of beers" all wrong.<p>Mark McGovern, head of media relations for Guinness Storehouse and its parent …

The Most Beloved Beer Brands In America

Which beers are most beloved by American drinkers? According to a new ranking from YouGov BrandIndex, Sam Adams makes our nation's favorite suds.<p>The brand perception tracker asked 5,500 adults across the country if they'd heard anything positive or negative in the last two weeks "through …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

It's a Good Thing When Your Brewery Sells Out

Your days spent calling up friends in Kansas or anywhere else to secure your favorite craft beers are over. Welcome to the global economy and long live it.<p><b>If you missed it,</b> last week Duvel Moortgat acquired Kansas City'sBoulevard Brewing...and beer geeks immediately lost their shit. How could their …

How to Pour A Beer: It's More Complicated Than You Think

More<p>BEER!<p>We love it. And you've voted. See which is the best American beer city.<p>How to pour a beer: it's a topic that produces a totally unreasonable amount of debate. Getting liquid into a glass isn't a complicated art. Popping the top and dumping it in there will get you most of the way to beery …

Vitamin B? Why beer is good for your health

<b>(<strong>upwave.com</strong>) —</b> <b>What it is</b><p>I do likes me a cold one on a hot summer day, and a fall ball game just isn't the same without an ale in my hand. Fear of the great beer belly has kept suds out of the refrigerators and hands of beer enthusiasts all over the land, but is it possible that one …

Beer Man: Left Hand Milk Stout lives up to gold medal

<i>Beer Man is a weekly profile of beers from across the country and around the world.</i><p><b>This week: Left Hand Milk Stout</b><p>Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont, Colo.<p>www.lefthandbrewing.com<p>Count Left Hand Brewing Co. as one of the big winners in the recently concluded Great American Beer Festival, and for good …