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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Geology and Beer

Despite what those wine-swilling elitist bastards would have you think, the REAL drink of geologists everywhere is BEER. I have a favorite half-remembered quote from some Victorian mountaineer/geologists who said, to the effect, "Beer never tastes so good as after a hard day of field work". Of course, my apocryphal quote speaks Truth: beer, in the field, after a day of measuring section, or mapping, or tromping up and down hill and valley lugging samples, is something to bring a smile to even the most grizzled of geologists.

Anyway, folks might have seen this before, but it bears repeating. Why Geologists Love Beer is an article from Wired, based around beer-drinking culture and the most recent AGU Meeting in San Fransisco. There's even a little video to watch, but be warned: it'll make you thirsty.

6 comments:

A Life Long Scholar said...

Nah, not of geologists everywhere. Some (few?) of us have a marked preference for water. Give me two hydrogen to every oxygen, unsullied by all those organic compounds in beer, thanks. :-)

220mya said...

"A Life Long Scholar" must not be a real geologist. Probably a geological engineer or some such. Afterall, over 90% of beer is water! ;)

A Life Long Scholar said...

Metamorphic Petrologist. We understand how much of an impact even trace elements can have on the end result of a chemical reaction. ~10% impurities is huge!

You can have your rotted barley/hops water, I'll take my starch fresh-baked, and in solid form thanks. ;-)

Eric said...

Ha! Lifelong Scholar for the win that round! The impurities line is priceless!

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