The Basic Physics of Beer Bubbles

Posted on December 11, 2012 by


Urban Beer Nerd

Physics of Beer Bubbles

Ever wondered why the bubbles in your pint of stout appear to fall down instead of rise up? Or why the head of a pitch-black ale is bone white?

The Institute of Physics posted a Web page that answers these questions and more. I’m not sure how “new” the page is, but I found it this morning. And though, it looks like it was designed to be used by kindergartners—or very drunk beer nerds—it contains some interesting, if basic, information on beer.

Pop on over to and learn something you didn’t know about the science of beer. Or just keep staring at those bubbles and wondering. I don’t care what you do.


via Gizmodo

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