FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | November 25, 2014
Why fruit flies could lead to better beer (video)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2014 — Your beer may attract annoying fruit flies, but listen up before you give them a swat. Researchers found the yeast cells in beer are producing odor compounds — acetate esters — that lure flies and that could lead to the best beer you haven’t even tasted yet. This week’s Speaking of Chemistry explains why. Check it out at http://youtu.be/HQNlGuZvCvA.
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