Let it Sing

Episode #73September. 27, 2016 29m 59s Download
In this episode: Joe Darnell and Eric Rauch

Eric and Joe discuss three things: Left Hand Brewing Company craft beer (our first “craft brew” tate test on the show), how genetics and caffeine influence our caffeine intake, and whether a taste test can prove that people prefer cheap coffee over gourmet coffee, like — ahem — Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts. Listen, drink and enjoy!

Highlights and Show Notes

Left Hand Brewing Co.

Left Hand Brewing is the 39th largest craft brewery in the U.S. with a growing fan base in 37 states, the District of Columbia and throughout Europe & Japan. Famous for our Nitro series and America’s Stout – Milk Stout Nitro, Left Hand Brewing is also one of the most honored and recognized breweries in the state, with over 27 Great American Beer Festival medals, 11 World Beer Cup awards, and 9 European Beer Star awards.

Milk Stout - Left Hand Brewing Co.

Milk sugar in your stout is like cream in your coffee. Dark and delicious, America’s great milk stout will change your perception about what a stout can be. “Preconceived notions are the blinders on the road to enlightenment.” Udderly delightful. - See more at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/beers/milk-stout/#sthash.KF7uDUQB.dpuf

Milk Stout Nitro - Left Hand Brewing Co.

Pouring hard out of the bottle, Milk Stout Nitro cascades beautifully, building a tight, thick head like hard whipped cream. - See more at: http://lefthandbrewing.com/beers/milk-stout-nitro/#sthash.md4cXGWx.dpuf

Study Suggests You Can Blame Your Coffee Habits On Your Parents

“Our results highlight a novel gene which regulates coffee consumption by regulating the expression of the genes linked to caffeine metabolism,” the study’s abstract reads. “Further studies will be needed to clarify the biological mechanism which links PDSS2 and coffee consumption.”

Coffee taste test finds 67% of people prefer the cheap stuff

NBC’s Today show did a taste test at a New Jersey mall and found that about two-thirds of their testing pool preferred cheap deli coffee to what they characterized as “fancy gourmet coffee.”