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Australia's growing thirst for alcohol-free wine and beer

blog post image Demand for non-alcoholic drinks "explodes" as more Australians rethink their drinking habits.

Using GPT-2 to generate Tweets

blog post image Last summer I blogged about using a Deep Neural Network to generate tweets but only used 3200 of my tweets. Since then I've used Twitter's archive mechanism to retrieve ALL my tweets (just over 30,000) to train a network. Not any old network - the GPT-2 model from OpenAI. This 'finetuning' of an existing...

Abydos beer factory: Ancient large-scale brewery discovered in Egypt.

blog post image "The archaeological find in the Abydos burial ground is thought to date back about 5,000 years." They brewed beer in batch sizes of about 220 hectolitres and I bet they got away without paying much beer duty. Wonder if we can work out some of the recipes.

Twitter Sentiment Analysis Approaches: A Survey

blog post image Twitter is one of the most popular microblogging and social networking platforms where massive instant messages (i.e. tweets) are posted every day. Twitter sentiment analysis tackles the problem of analyzing users’ tweets in terms of thoughts, interests and opinions in a variety of contexts and domains....

The brewer and the slaver gang: Serendipity – I love it. I was searching for something else entirely when I came across

blog post image The brewer and the slaver gang: Serendipity – I love it. I was searching for something else entirely when I came across this advertisement in a Kentucky newspaper, which is how I discovered that the first successful keg beer in B…

Did crafting beer lead to cereal cultivation? | Stanford News: Stanford researchers have found the oldest archaeological

blog post image Did crafting beer lead to cereal cultivation? | Stanford News: Stanford researchers have found the oldest archaeological evidence of beer brewing, a discovery that supports the hypothesis that in some regions, beer may have been an underlying motivation to cultivate cereals.

Tom Watson 'reversed' type-2 diabetes: Labour's deputy leader says he lost seven stone by cutting out sugar, fatty foods

blog post image Tom Watson 'reversed' type-2 diabetes: Labour's deputy leader says he lost seven stone by cutting out sugar, fatty foods and beer.

How to brew beer like a Norwegian farmer: Kveik: a word we’re likely to be seeing a lot more of in the beer world. But

blog post image How to brew beer like a Norwegian farmer: Kveik: a word we’re likely to be seeing a lot more of in the beer world. But what is kveik? Here are a couple of things it’s not: Kveik is NOT a beer style. It’s the name given in…

Red beer, green lager, immature barley beer: the innovations I drank on a ‘jolly’ to Carlsberg: Beer made from immature

blog post image Red beer, green lager, immature barley beer: the innovations I drank on a ‘jolly’ to Carlsberg: Beer made from immature “green” barley – who knew such a thing was possible? Or “red lager” made from actual red-coloured barley? And what does a beer taste like made with b…

Microbe new to science found in self-fermented beer: New technique helps disentangle the various species of yeast and bacteria

blog post image Microbe new to science found in self-fermented beer: New technique helps disentangle the various species of yeast and bacteria that live in “'wild beer”' "In May 2014, a group of scientists took a field trip to a small brewery in an old warehouse in Seattle, Washington. They were looking for some...

Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley: Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved

blog post image Beer brewers toast Australian gluten-free barley: Australian scientists say they have developed the world's first WHO-approved "gluten-free" barley, a breakthrough for global beer manufacturers which have had to use alternatives to barley such as rice and sorghum to brew gluten-free beer.

Weaker drinks 'to solve health problems', say councils - BBC News: Weaker beers, ciders, wines and spirits are what is needed

blog post image Weaker drinks 'to solve health problems', say councils - BBC News: Weaker beers, ciders, wines and spirits are what is needed to tackle drink-related health problems, local councils in England and Wales say.

Universities tap growth of craft beer, offer classes | University Business Magazine

blog post image Universities tap growth of craft beer, offer classes | University Business Magazine