Take a closer look at tonight’s beverage

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October 19, 2012
Take a closer look at tonight's beverage.

It’s Friday! Across the globe millions of workers will celebrate the end of a hard week and the arrival of the weekend with a quiet drink, or a few noisy ones. 

Whether your preferred tipple is beer, wine, or a cocktail, there’s a chance that Michael Davidson and BevShots have taken a picture of it at a microscopic level.

The resulting colors and patterns produced are truly breathtaking, reminiscent of both tie dye and fractal images.

To take the photos, various alcohols are crystallized on slides and then photographed under a polarized light microscope. The brilliant images you see are created when light refracts through the crystals.

The images taken have been used for everything from flasks to coasters to framed prints and more.

Here are some of my favorites:

Pale Ale

pale ale

Black and Tan

black and tan

Canadian Whiskey

canadian whiskey



Cosmopolitan Martini


English Oatmeal Stout

english oatmeal stout

Tequila Sunrise

tequila sunrise

Black Russian

black russian

American Ice Lager

american ice lager

Canadian Ice Lager

canadian ice lager

Czech Pilsener

czech pilsener

Dirty Martini

dirty martini

English Pure Brewed Lager

english pure brewed lager

German Pilsener

german pilsener

Gin and Tonic

gin and tonic

Jamaican Lager

jamaican lager

Mexican Light Lager

mexican light lager



Tennessee Whiskey

tennessee whiskey

Vodka Tonic

vodka tonic



White Zinfandel

white zinfandel

Chinese Lager

chinese lager

Which of the images is your favorite? Would you hang a print like these on your wall? Let us know in the comments.

Cameron Chapman

Cameron Chapman is a freelance writer and designer from New England. You can visit her site or follow her on Twitter.

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