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Like many of my readers, I am continually blown away by the parenting skills and science education abilities of my friend and colleague, Dr Janet D Stemwedel (aka Dr Free-Ride). Among her many gifts is her Friday feature with her family documenting how kids learn about science. And like her commenters state, I’d love to…

I should really save this new item for next week’s Friday Fermentable but I was too excited walking back from picking up the NYT and local fishwrapper from the cold, rainy driveway this morning. Beer enthusiast, brewer, and public policy wiz, Sean Wilson, is staring back at me on the front page of the Raleigh…

Nice to see y’all in NYC!

After a long sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, I’m home from the ScienceBlogs blogger and reader meet-up. Many thanks to all of you readers who came out on Saturday to meet the bloggers at Social Pub, sponsored jointly by Seed Media Group and NYC Skeptics. The threatened anti-vaccination crowd did not materialize and…

Well, we kept the polls open as long as possible and some bloggers voted early and often while others waited ’til the last minute. We’ve had some locals and some out-of-staters with recollections of North Carolina. So, without further adieu, the NC primary edition of the Tar Heel Tavern: NC Politics Political bloggers in the…

The e-ink wasn’t even dry last night on my Friday Fermentable post about the Flying Dog Open Source Beer project before I received a comment from Josh Mishell, Creative Manager for the brewery: Thanks for writing about our Open Source Beer! $12.79 is a great deal, considering we sell it out of our tasting room…

I can’t believe I missed this earlier in the year: Colorado’s Flying Dog Brewery created a beer based upon a basic recipe together with reader suggestions in what was called The Open Source Beer Project: You are holding what we believe is the first Open Source Beer to hit the market in the United States.…

…there is a very colorful discussion thread of hangover remedies over at the WSJ Health Blog. Yesterday, Health Blog’s Jacob Goldstein briefly discussed a 2000 Annals of Internal Medicine paper on alcohol hangovers and remedies/prophylactic approaches. Despite all of the discussion, Goldstein also cites a 2005 systematic review in BMJ by Max Pittler and Edzard…

Yesterday, 6 December was the feast day of Saint Nicholas and that can only mean one thing: the newest batch was Samichlaus bier was brewed in Austria. Samichlaus – Swiss-German for ‘Santa Claus’ – is recognized widely as one of the world’s rarest, finest, and strongest bottom-fermented, or lager, beers. Indeed, it weighs in at…

I’m a little late today with The Friday Fermentable. I wanted to be able to report back from a local beer tasting event called Black Friday Beer Fest. In deference to today’s major shopping day in the US (named Black Friday to denote that many businesses come out of the “red” due to the brisk…

Many thanks to all

For readers not in the US, today is Thanksgiving Day. Our friends to the north celebrated their harvest festival last month. I’ll be giving thanks today to my local Honeybaked Ham® franchise for making our little stay-at-home celebration that much easier. As I also enjoy my British-crafted Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, I’ll also be giving…