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This week on UnDisciplined, we're talking about big animals like wolves, bears and lions — and really tiny life forms, like yeast. 

By happenstance, we're joined by two researchers whose recent work comes out of the same university, but who are meeting for the first time on a public radio program recorded hundreds of miles from either one of them. 

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Utah beer lovers will soon be able to get beer with as much as 4.0 percent alcohol by weight in the grocery store with the passage of an amended Utah bill -- Senate Bill 132. The bill was one of the last passed during the 2019 legislative session. 

A keg wagon with pie wheels and a beer drinking wagon driver. Background the sun setting sun over the prairie.
ILLUSTRATION BY FRANCISCO KJOLSETH

July 24 is Pioneer Day in Utah, a state holiday honoring the arrival of Brigham Young and other Mormon settlers to Salt Lake Valley in 1847.

Anheuser-Busch Company warns Utah that it will cut its weaker beer supply to Utah by 40%
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One of the world's biggest brewing companies says it may stop creating weak beer that can be sold at Utah grocery and convenience stores where stronger beer, wine and liquor sales are forbidden.Anheuser-Busch warned Utah beer wholesalers in a letter this month that it may reduce 40 percent of the low-alcohol beer it offers in Utah.

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Utah's craft brewers are looking to hire someone to lead their guild and help lobby state regulators and legislators as they are expected to consider allowing beer with higher alcohol content to be sold in grocery stores.

The Utah Brewers Guild, which represents more than a dozen small breweries in the state, posted for a part-time executive director earlier this week. The brewers plan for the person in this position to look after their interests that often differ from those of the large brewers and retailers.

The Science Of Beer

Dec 27, 2016

A clean, well-lit taproom just off the beaten path in Salt Lake City, UT. Behind the bar, the words “Uinta Brewing Co.” are carved neatly into the blonde-colored wood, just below the mountains that bare the same name. It’s early, but members of the American Homebrewers Association have gathered here to learn from each other how to improve their craft - the craft of making beer. I went there with a simple question: How do you make beer?