Pat Shingleton for Thursday, May 9, 2013

A survey conducted by another publication found Ivar’s Sports Bar and Grill serves the coldest beer in Baton Rouge. Researchers at the University of Washington Atmospheric Science Department believe 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 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.” Fastcast: Muggy.