Science! Climate Change and Your Beer

Beer science!

Forget about melting icecaps and rising sea levels. How will climate change affect our most precious resource of all—sweet, nourishing beer? “Climate change is expected to bring more frequent and more severe droughts to growing regions all over the world,” notes Popular Science, and lack of water will affect the starch and protein in barley, the very foundation of beer. “If you ask any brewer, starch and starch quality will affect your brew and the taste of the beer,” notes researcher Peter Gous. OH GOD NO.

Wait, wait… apparently there’s a drought-resistant variety of barley out there. Oh thank the lord. Crisis averted. Carry of with your normal routine, world.