Drinkhacker Reads – 11.14.2013 – Science Thursday Edition

Science has possibly found a way to mimic the pleasant effects of inebriation without alcohol by taking one one pill, and then sober a person up by taking a second pill. While we’re all for science and discovery around here, unless there’s a pill that can recreate the incredible sensation of drinking an A+ rated spirit without coughing up the dough, we’ll stick with the joy of what we know for now. [Huffington Post]

In other science news, MiiR has introduced a new growler that keeps beverages cold for up to 24 hours and hot for 12 hours. They’re raising money to start things up and have surpassed their goal with almost two weeks to go. On top of all this, every growler purchased will result in a donation of clean drinking water to a person for a year. A great idea and a great cause. Head on over to their website and check it out. [MiiR]

Popular Science isn’t jumping on the pill bandwagon this issue, but it does feature an incredible and indepth look at how evolution determines the flavor of our beer and whiskey. [Popular Science]

Buffalo Trace is getting ready to unveil the eleventh round of its Single Oak project in time for the upcoming holiday, with this round focusing on the maturation process in two separate warehouses and the effects of flooring: a brick warehouse with wooden floors vs. a brick warehouse with concrete floors. As always, we’ll have complete coverage as we head toward the conclusion of this most ambitious experiment. [Buffalo Trace]

In beer news, it looks as if Miller’s lime-flavored Miller Chill will be put on ice later this year. Originally slated to compete with Bud Light Lime, the product received the cold shoulder from consumers and will be frozen in its tracks in order to make room for newer, sunnier brands. [Beer Pulse]

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