Saturday, September 10, 2016

Pic(k) of the Week: #YeastNeverSleeps

Working brewhouse

On Labor Day Monday, the above photo was attached to the following tweet:

As a scientific observation, #YeastNeverSleeps is not accurate. Yeast does 'sleep,' does go dormant. As a practical matter, however, the meme can be a truism at a working brewery. Yeast is always active, in various stages of fermentation and maturation, in the brewery's various tanks. Brewers must remain in attendance or on call.

The photo above was not taken on a holiday but on an early Friday evening in a brewery taproom. Customers (including the photographer) were there, after their work had concluded for the day and week, sipping beers. But the maker of those beers was yet at work.

At Eventide Brewing, in Atlanta (Grant Park), Georgia, on 26 August 2016.

Et factum est cerevisia. You get the point. #YeastNeverSleeps.

  • The beer industry annually contributes about $252.6 billion in economic output which is equal to about 1.5 percent of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product. More data at "The fruit of the labor of brewers": here.
  • This picture was originally entitled "Working brewhouse," in a set of photos taken during a Friday evening visit to Eventide Brewing: here.

  • Pic(k) of the Week: one in a weekly series of photos, usually posted on Saturdays, and often, but not always, with a good fermentable as the subject. Camera: Olympus Pen E-PL1.
  • Commercial reproduction requires explicit permission, as per Creative Commons.

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