are used to seeing bubbles float up
in a glass of beer, but bubbles in
Guinness appear to break the rules.
Do the bubbles really sink in Guinness, or is it just an
If the bubbles go down, where do they go? Why do they all end
Here we show you some video proof that
the bubbles in Guinness do actually
go down the inside of the glass just after the beer is
poured. To learn more, click on to one of the bubbles opposite,
or use one of the links below.
Why do the
bubbles go down?
it only happen in Guinness?
Why is this effect important?
Asked Questions (FAQ)
the response was in Australlia 3/20/04
Service video interview (30mb file)
of beer bubbles solved in time for St. Patrick’s Day-Stanford
Patty's Broadcast on ABC Channel 7 news- Interview with Dr.
Zare 3/17/04 (30mb file)
public announcement of understanding the settling of Guinness
... Now for something completely different --
on "Chemical Fizzics" and
James Flack Norris Award ceremonies, MIT, 11/11/2004 is available
in streaming video (Users need to have Real Player 9.0 or later)