I haven’t always been a fan of beer. I was raised in a household where alcohol use was prohibited (except for the Christmas time rum balls) and beer was, well, a rather trashy drink. Until moving to Portland, beer conjured one image in my head: toothless rednecks in cut-off shorts with the Confederate flag tied around their necks. One hand clutching a bottle of Coors or something equally swillish and the other hand with bottle rockets. Hit any campground in Southwest Missouri during the Summer time and you’ll see I do not exaggerate.
On my way to Portland I stopped off in Salt Lake City to see some family. My cousin introduced me to my first microbrew: The Polygamy Porter from The Wasatch Brewing Company. It was dark, sweet and complex. Nothing like that trough piss that I was used to smelling on those humid Missouri days.
At that point I fell in love with beer and I’ve been a stalwart fan of the suds ever since. So, when I found an infographic that combines two of my loves, beer and the Periodic Table, I knew I had to share it with you all. I’ve not been able to find who created this gem, but the image links to the site where, it too, was shared. If anyone knows where it came from, please let me know so I can properly credit the author.