We spend alot of time in space this week. But first, the drones that are patrolling the airspace over Pakistan and Afghanistan. Then, Virgin Galactic rolls out its commercial spaceship for viewing, and NASA readies a really cool new space telescope. Meanwhile, on Earth, Sapporo brews up a beer made with barley that spent some time, as seeds, in space. Oh, and just what are Oscar Pistorius’ amazing prosthetic legs made of? We’ll find out. Give to the podcast at www.pri.org/give.
Dry Dock is not only enjoying nice profits; it’s also getting recognition. It won the "Small Brewery of the Year" award at the annual Great American Beer Festival in September. DeLange thinks that was due to the brewery’s impressive four-year run. He says sales have grown at least 30 percent a year, and he’s thinking about expanding again — possibly into a warehouse space so he can start bottling and shipping beer around the state.
The Best Beer in the World — If you’re a beer nerd, or have a friend who’s a beer nerd, you’ve heard of Belgian beers. Belgians take beer very seriously. Amongst the 200 Belgian breweries, there’s a very specific sub-type: Trappist beers.
How Beer Works — At long last, Josh and Chuck take on perhaps their most important topic ever. Learn about the history of beer, how it’s made — the whole shebang, basically — in this watershed episode of Stuff You Should Know.