Powers Irish Whiskey’s Illustrious Heritage

Tracing the history of the proudly Irish brand

Powers Irish Whiskey is one of the most beloved whiskeys in the world. It’s also one of the most popular Irish whiskeys consumed by actual Irish people in Ireland. But a good whiskey is par for the course. The Irish people have fought for a very long time to keep Ireland whole and take great pride in their heritage, culture and industry—especially in their whiskey. …

A Visual History of Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Beer

Dating back to 1975, Anchor Brewing’s Christmas Ale arrives in mid-November and disappears by early January every year. Though consistent in style, the recipes and labels change annually. Regarding the latter, artist Jim Stitt chooses a new seasonal tree to hand-draw. As for the former, the recipe shifts its spice profile. The beer is an exemplary display of craftsmanship and holiday spirit. Some even cellar the previous years’ …

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"Hearables," fungi, the history of both humanity and the bandana and so much more from the web

Fungi’s Many Life-Changing Uses While there are 144,000 discovered species of fungi on the planet, there could be many more—millions more, in fact. But finding fungi and sorting out whether or not they contain any useful chemical compounds comes down to chance. The serendipity, scientists argue, is what led to great discoveries like penicillin—so hope for similar-level finds persists. Recent tests may have uncovered compounds …