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Life-prolonging beer?!

Nov 12, 01:48 PM · from the mouth of Tyler

I found this on and just had to share it with you guys… apparently there’s a team of students and professors/scientists at Rice University in Houston who are trying to genetically engineer brewers yeast that creates resveratrol in beer! I’m sure you’ve heard about resveratrol in recent years… it’s the compound in red wine that has been proven to offer all kinds of health benefits, from anti-cancer properties to heart protection. Well the students surmised that since beer is much more widely consumed in this country than wine, they should try to bring those same benefits to beer! By genetically modifying the yeast to create resveratrol in the fermentation process, they think they can do just that! It’s just in testing phases right now, but imagine the implications! Check out their website.

And on the subject of beer, I’d like to invite you to my place for an evening of homebrew drinking and catching up. It’s been a good 6 months or more since we’ve gotten together (I think). My current homebrew offerings are my Hazelnut Java Stout, a Hoegaarden-like WitBier, my Pumpkin Ale, and soon, my first-ever cider!

Should we set a date? What’s good for you guys?

Love Ty.

P.S: Here, for fun, is a picture of Kieran sitting next to my cider just after picking it up at Beardsley Cider Mill in Shelton! Click the pic for a link to all of our updated Flickr pictures!


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  1. Ty responds with:

    Here are some weekends that would work for us for a brewtastic get-together:

    November 14, 15, or 16 (this weekend)

    November 28, 29, or 30 (next weekend, after Turkey Day)

    December 5 or 6

    We’ll be sure to have beer alternatives for those who prefer something else, like Jess who’s knocked-up, or Lisa, whose main criticism of beer is that “it tastes like beer.” And we’ll definitely have lots of scrumptious chow.

    · Nov 12, 05:22 PM
  2. Iak responds with:

    Well I’m pretty good for Fridays. But this Saturday I should be in Boston. The Saturday of Thanksgiving I have a bunch of events (I’ll probably pick just one). And the 6th I have a wedding to attend.

    Perhaps the Friday of Thanksgiving weekend would work?

    · Nov 13, 05:55 PM
  3. Ty responds with:

    I think that sounds good to me. And Andy replied via email (but was unable to post here) that he too would prefer Thanksgiving weekend. So why don’t we go ahead and make our plans for Friday, November 29th, a.k.a. BLACK FRIDAY!

    Yeay! I’m glad we’ll get to see each other! Oh, and anyone who wants to spend the night is more than welcome.

    · Nov 13, 06:17 PM
  4. Iak responds with:

    Okie dokie, I got my weekends all mixed up, but that night is still free. I should remember to actually look at my schedule next time. :-)

    · Nov 14, 01:07 AM
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