Saturday, October 10, 2020

Drunk on Seismology - Liquefaction Red IPA

The next up in the Drunk on Geology series is Liquefaction Red IPA, the 2016 Geological Society of America specialty label by Left Hand Brewing. Left Hand Brewing was also responsible for the Field Assistant Ale specialty label from the 2013 GSA Annual Meeting. 

Like the Field Assistant Ale, this label is designed by Moxie Sozo and features a couple of geologists in a field vehicle that happened to get inundated within some liquefied sediment. A more complete view of the label can be seen below in the sticker that was given away at the meeting.

The back label

Liquefaction is the process where normally solid sediment can start acting like a liquid when shaken. This can cause multiple things to happen including shaking the ground like Jell-O, or even buildings getting swallowed up within the sediment, like quicksand. Normally, particles in the sediment, are tightly packed. However, during an earthquake, the sediments start to shake and vibrate. As they move about, the spacing between the sediment particles increases. As the spacing increases, the ability for the sediment to act like a liquid increases.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Drunk on Petrology - Lithology Brewing Company

The next up on the Drunk on Geology series is a whole company, the Lithology Brewing Company from Long Island, New York.

This is a unique entry because:
  1. I haven't actually purchased any myself and I prefer to do that before I post about it (just so I can post my own photos), and 
  2. This started off as a Kickstarter Campaign some time ago that I wrote about on my other geology site: The Geology P.A.G.E. I have since removed all of the Drunk on Geology posts off that page and moved them to their new home here. And since this is the last post that needs to be moved, I figured I would redo the post now that it is an established brewery.  

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Drunk on Meteorology - Inversion IPA

The next up in the Drunk on Geology series is Inversion IPA  produced by Deschutes Brewery from Bend, Oregon.

A nice beer to calm all paranoia about what the inversion is doing to my lungs.

So what exactly is an "inversion". People from Utah more than likely know what it is, even if they don't know the cause of it. People from outside the state may not be as familiar with it, although it does occur in other regions with similar topography (valley surrounded by mountains). 

Monday, September 7, 2020

Drunk on Meteorology - The Logo

 The next logo, and the last new one for a little bit, is:

 Drunk on Meteorology

To go with the drinking theme, we have a hurricane glass as our focal point and a tornado coming down from the hurricane thunderhead clouds into the glass. We also have some rock hammery lightning from the clouds. 

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Drunk On Petrology - Furnace Creek Resort Merlot

The next up in our Drunk on Geology series is Furnace Creek Resort Merlot by J. Pedroncelli Winery.

Following up our trip to Death Valley National Park, is wine from the park itself, Furnace Creek Resort Merlot. Furnace Creek Resort is the "fancy" resort within Death Valley itself near the Furnace Creek visitor's center, which is the location for the Hottest Place on Earth.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Drunk on Chemistry - Elements Cabernet

The next up in our Drunk on Geology series is Elements Cabernet Sauvignon by Artesa Winery

Elements are the building blocks to everything that we see around us. And understanding them helps us to understand the properties of all matter. When looking back at the history of the elements, identifying what the original elements were is a common theme that runs through many cultures in our past including the Greeks, Japanese, and Hindus.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Drunk on Chemistry - The Logo

For my next logo, I worked long and hard trying to come up with a Drunk on Chemistry logo that will work well and I think what I did came out well.