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. 

It combines a lot of "typically" chemistry lab apparatus with some some other things that I like to mix into the logos. The wine glass this time is made up of an ethanol molecule. The two lower beakers and the wine bottle have molecules from wine that I got from

The lower beakers contain flavan-3-ols, a compound from the grape seeds, and anthocyanins, a compound from grape skins. The wine bottle contains tannins and flavonols. And of course, my tube is in the shape of a rock hammer, because even though it is chemistry, it's still Drunk on Geology (or drunk on geochemistry if you will). 

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Drunk on Geology - The Divining Rod Chardonnay

The next up in our Drunk on Geology series is Marc Mondavi's The Divining Rod Chardonnay by The Divining Rod wines.

A divining rod is geological you say?!?! Now hear me out.

A "divining rod" is a "magical" stick, often in the shape of an "L", that helps the user find various things under the ground's surface including (most commonly) water, but also oil, gold, gems, etc. It is considered a "pseudoscience", since it doesn't involve an evidence based system of determination and instead uses the user's "feelings" to determine where to find what they are looking for. 

Even though the divining rod is basically guesswork at it's most glorified, it could be considered the first step along a long road for humanity to determine how to accurately and repeatedly find the location of valuable underground commodities, such as water and petroleum. It is a first step to the scientific method for exploration (try, repeat, doesn't work, move on to a new method). 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Drunk on Geology - Field Assistant Ale

Along with a previous Drunk on Geology post (Lava Cap), another special bottle was produced by the Geological Society of America (GSA) for their 125th anniversary meeting back in 2013. This one is the Field Assistant Ale by the Left Hand Brewing Company. Not fitting into any specific category, this is my first "Drunk on Geology" generic category because a field assistant can be found in any geological discipline so I didn't want to limit it to just one.

The beer is normally the Left Hand Brewing Company's Sawtooth Ale, with a special bottle designed by design agency Moxie Sozo and artist Andrea Oropeza. You can find Andrea's work on her website:

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Drunk on Geology - the Logo

  I needed just a regular Drunk on Geology category logo for some beers and wines that cross categories so I came up with a new logo for the overall Drunk on Geology series:

Drunk on Geology

Trying to keep this one fairly simple with a mug of beer on the rocks and a rock hammer umbrella. Also I liked the idea of the drips of beer turning into diamonds as they fall.