January 28, 2023

Smith Talks Chemistry/Beer on ‘With Good Reason’

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sarah Smith '12 instructs biochemistry major Valerie Ebenki in a Jepson Science Center lab. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry Sarah Smith ’12 instructs biochemistry major Valerie Ebenki in a Jepson Science Center lab. Photo by Suzanne Carr Rossi.

Ever tried to drink a bottle of hot sauce? That’s what Ray Parrish of Maltese Brewing Company says his new Signal One beer tastes like. He teamed up with UMW Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics Sarah Smith and her student, Val Ebenki, to attempt to create the world’s spiciest beer. Smith shares the story, topping off a replay of the “Food is Family” episode of With Good Reason radio, which airs through Friday, Dec. 2. Listen to the episode.