Top 6 beer myths revealed

on 28/12/11 at 9:26 am

Beer

We all know that guy at the bar who’s full of myths about alcohol. And where there are myths, there are rumours that spread like wild fire.

But today we’re revealing the top 6 beer myths that you need not believe in anymore. Here’s a low-down of the most outrageous beer myths and what you need to know before setting that guy at the bar straight.

Beer Myth 1: You can beat the beer belly by consuming light beer.
Fact: The truth is that light beer has only 90 to 100 calories and regular beer generally has about 150-175 calories a pint. Even so, this doesn’t mean that you can chug that beer every other day, or that it is just the beer to blame. Aside from the beer, the beer belly comes from club/party snacks (read: Fried foods such as chips and wafers) that you tend to mindlessly eat after or while you drinking. Everything adds up – light beer or no light beer.

Beer Myth 2: The darker the beer, the more alcohol it contains.
Fact: This is a complete myth as one of the darkest beers such as Guinness is black and has only 4.2% alcohol. The colour of the beer is because of the toasted malts and not because of the alcohol content.

Beer Myth 3: Beer is of no use if it is warmed and then refrigerated.
Fact: This is only true if you do it over and over again, an endless number of times. Else, re-chilling the beer has no drastic effects. Beer can only be ruined if it is kept open for long in air or light. All you need to do is get your hands on a fresh beer, store it in a cool and dark place and it will do just fine.

Beer Myth 4: Beer shouldn’t be bitter or sour in taste.
Fact: Your beer is bitter because of the hops present in it, which helps in balancing the sweet malts and works as a preservative. Hops depend upon the types of beers. It is because of hops that beer has that strong, earthy and bitter flavour to it and that’s what makes the beer delicious for beer lovers all round the world. If you’re looking for something sugar-laden, pick a cola.

Beer Myth 5: Green bottled beers are the best beers.
Fact: The colour of the beer bottle doesn’t just depend on the kind of beer. Darker colour beer bottles help in protection from light much better than clear bottles. That’s why you might have noticed that all beer bottles are darker in colour. Green, black or brown, the bottle colour doesn’t decide the quality of beer.

Beer Myth 6: Women don’t like beer.
Fact: Right from the medieval to recent liberated times – we women have always loved our beer. To believe that beer isn’t a woman’s drink is to believe that men don’t like cosmos. And we know they do.

SOURCE: Times of India

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