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"Humidity and Cold Beer..."

3 years 4 months 2 weeks ago May 09, 2013 May 9, 2013 Thursday, May 09 2013 May 09, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

A survey, conducted by another publication, found that Ivar's Sports Bar and Grill serves the coldest beer in Baton Rouge. Researchers at the University of Washington Atmospheric Science Department believe that water condensing on the outside edge of a can increases the beverage temperature. Pat Quigley, a noted Petroleum Engineer, and Ivar's owner advanced this theory years ago contending that exterior can drops cause additional warmth. When water vapor condenses on cans and bottles it changes into a liquid, releasing heat-causing warming. "Can" heat doubles during episodes of high humidity, similar to an LSU baseball or football tailgate. On a humid day in Saudi Arabia, a 12-ounce can of beer will warm 16 degrees in 5 minutes. Quigley combats the increase by serving each beverage in a "huggy."

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