Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Pi may be irrational, but Pi Day is anything but

Posted By and on Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 10:35 AM

click to enlarge GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
There’s nothing irrational about celebrating “the confluence of math and food,” as brewing company Local Relic puts it. Every year on March 14, math teachers and bakers alike celebrate pi, an irrational number in every sense of the word, with infinite digits and a weirdly intense fanbase. Pi is most commonly represented as simply 3.14 (hence the holiday’s date) but it’s been calculated out to trillions of digits, which is admittedly pretty damn cool. While a learning opportunity for some, Pi Day’s primary function (to most of us, at least) is to provide the oft- unnecessary excuse to gorge oneself on pie. Bringing in the talents of local pie masters such as Gold Star Pies and Mountain Pie Co., Local Relic will be hosting a celebration of Pi Day with plenty of their locally brewed beer on tap. Need a little more pi in your life? We've got your back.

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