This Journey into Beer is about a journey by beer.
Beer and driving for a long time have not mixed, but now it seems there is one way in which the two can go along without danger.
We recently read of a report out of New Zealand that now it is possible to power a car with a biofuel made from beer.The ethanol used in the greener gas, which was dreamed up by DB Export, is derived from leftovers of the brewing process, chiefly grain and yeast.Atlantic City Lab reports that this week, drivers in Auckland lined up at a gas station to fill their tanks with the brew juice, which DB Export claims emits 8 percent less carbon than gasoline. (Though the customers might have been environmentalists, the offer of a free $50 fill-up probably helped improve the turnout.) Stocks of “Brewtroleum” are expected to run out in about six weeks, though the company is toying with making more.
So let’s raise our beer glasses in honor of the beer that can go in our tank.