Zythology is the study of beer and beer-brewing.

Coined from Ancient Greek ζῦθος (zûthos, type of beer) + English -logy (suffix indicating a branch of learning or the study of a particular subject). Zῦθος (Zûthos) is derived from ζέω (zéō, to boil, bubble, seethe; to heat), from Proto-Indo-European *yes- (to boil; to foam).



zythology (uncountable)

  1. The study of beer and beer-brewing. [from 21st c.]
    • 2013 August 16, Giovanna Dunmall, “Making a strong case for pairing beer and cheese”, in South China Morning Post[1], Hong Kong: South China Morning Post Publishers, ISSN 1021-6731, OCLC 648902513, archived from the original on 15 January 2022:
      Beer and cheese, it turns out, are a classic and timeless combination. [] Yet combining the two in creative and inventive ways is a new phenomenon, according to [Nicolas] Soenen. It has come about in the past five years with the advent of a handful of zythology courses launched in Belgium that are designed to create "beer sommeliers".
    • 2015 September 15, Adam Littman, “Longtime friends brew up business at Fortside: Prairie High School grads to hold grand opening for Fortside Brewing this week”, in The Columbian[2], Vancouver, Wash.: Columbian Publishing Co., OCLC 1136193108, archived from the original on 27 July 2016:
      Don't worry if the word "zythological" is unfamiliar, though. It's a made up word. "It just means being crazy about beer," said [Michael] DiFabio, 38, adding that the word is a takeoff from zythos, a blend of hops, and zythology, the study of beer and beer making.
    • 2021, Veda C. Storey; Richard L. Baskerville, “The Digital Science Field of Design Science Research”, in Leona Chandra Kruse, Stefan Seidel, and Geir Inge Hausvik, editors, The Next Wave of Sociotechnical Design: 16th International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology, DESRIST 2021, Kristiansand, Norway, August 4–6, 2021, Proceedings (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; LNCS 12807), Cham, Switzerland: Springer Nature, DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-82405-1, →ISBN, ISSN 0302-9743, page 351:
      From Acarology to Zythology, all of science is developing digital artifacts for use in research; all are branching into the realm of design science research; all are becoming, at least partly, sciences of the artificial.
    • 2021 August 3, Maria Sonnenberg, “Best bets for Aug. 13–19: Concerts, wine and beer dinners, space memorabilia sale”, in Florida Today[3], Viera, Fla.: Gannett Co., ISSN 1051-8304, OCLC 1033114044, archived from the original on 3 August 2021:
      The world-class brewery, based in Quebec, Canada, has been delighting zythology enthusiasts since 1992.

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