Beer tasting with a cyber tongue

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Beer Bottoms up! We’re helping to brew the perfect ale with our Cybertongue® technology.

By Angela Beggs

Last weekend saw the kick off of Good Beer Week. In celebration of this wonderful week, we thought we’d take the hop-portunity to talk about some science that could make it easier for brewers of the future to keep making the best tasting beer.

As all beer fanatics would know, most beer is made from four key ingredients. Barley, water, hops and yeast.

For a brew of the perfect pale ale, you need to extract the sugars from grains (usually barley) so that the yeast can turn it into alcohol and carbon dioxide, creating beer.

Simple, right? Wrong. There are many components of beer that affect the smell, taste and the way it feels when it hits your taste buds.

Our experts in microfludics have used a biosensor to measure the levels of…

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