Thursday, August 25, 2011

Old School Thursday: Age Old Questions Resolved Edition

Today is National Banana Split Day, but more importantly, it’s the Feast of St. Louis IX, the patron saint of distillers. By all accounts, Louis IX was a pious and serious man when he ruled France in the 13th century, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the celebration of his life has to be equally pious and serious – I mean, distillery!

It is super appropriate, then, that just this week, scientists announced that they have cracked the DNA code for the yeast that pre-dates the yeast used to make modern lagers. Just in time for the Feast of St. Louis IX! Science and religion peacefully unite – all thanks to beer!

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