Ever wonder what beer will pair best with a nice steak dinner? A zythologist can tell you exactly which one! While drinking beer is an extremely casual activity, there is serious science behind making and tasting beer. The study of beer and beer making even has an official scientific name – Zythology. It derives from the Greek words “zythos” (beer) and “logos” (study). The study of beer and beer making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process. A zythologist is student and connoisseur of beer who possess knowledge of ingredients, pouring techniques and beer pairings.