10 Beer Myths Debunked!

10 things you should know about beer

10 Beer Myths Debunked!

Links for entry #9:
1. http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=415737
2. http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/115/1/34.abstract?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=djousse&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&resourcetype=HWCIT
3. http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/04/21/ajcn.2010.29170.abstract
4. http://ard.bmj.com/content/64/2/309.abstract

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Moe 6th April, 2015 4:19am
Beer is awesome
JonT 12th August, 2014 11:15am
@Battlegarden - most of the beers bottled in these types of bottle (see also Mikkeller barrel-aged beers etc) are styles that are not-so-susceptible to skunking, ie lambics, imperial stouts etc, as they have less hop character than pales/IPAs etc.
Skunk? 10th August, 2014 8:05pm
Shared a bottle of Peche Mortel Imperial stout which had spent 6 months in direct sunlight (shop-front)Didnt taste worse than the last time Id had that beer.....
Jonas N 9th August, 2014 12:00pm
@Tim: according to the EU anything at or below 0,5 is concidered alcohol free.
BeerGienty 9th August, 2014 11:54am
@Garycheck this fellas craic.http://healy.econ.ohio-state.edu/beerfaq.html#2If beer is exposed to UV or blue-violet visible light, sulfur-containing isohumulone molecules in the hop oils will break down into sulfur-containing compounds that are also found in skunk spray. The beer becomes skunked and you can definitely smell it. Brown bottles offer more protection than green or clear bottles, but both can skunk in a matter of minutes if exposed to direct sun. Keep your beer in a cold, dark place. (Footnote: Ive read that Miller Genuine Draft, aka MGD, has synthetic hop oils that are skunk-proof, allowing them to use clear bottles with no risk.Beers with these hop oils in generally are mass produced fizzy nats piss. Avoid clear bottles. Also for a test buy some sol or carona and keep some in the fridge and put some in the sun for 30mins and see what happens to aroma and taste.
jordanw 9th August, 2014 9:01am
Good facts!Wasnt aware of the bubbles on the side of the glass but will take note next time Im in the pub with a bubbly beer
Flanker 9th August, 2014 7:02am
Gary, please read this: https://byo.com/stories/issue/item/2263-lightstrike-advanced-brewing
Paul Fossard 8th August, 2014 6:59pm
Torcam, why on earth do you think those temps are in F???? Theyre in centigrade otherwise you would not be able to hold onto the bottle of IPA at 5 degF/ -15degC lol. If your confused with the Gluhwein, its served warm in mugs at Xmas :)
TwoWheelBC 8th August, 2014 5:02pm
Oracle, most bars and restaurants have one cooler they are serving beer from. No doubt they almost all serve domestic lagers which must be ice cold. As a result, all beers are served ice cold and usually at the same pressure. Its unfortunate but part of beer life.
Ben Franklin 8th August, 2014 3:20pm
Interesting to see Tokyo* listed at 18.2%, I thought it had been reformulated to be slightly lower?
battlegarden 8th August, 2014 2:40pm
Well, brewdog sells beer in green bottles (Abstrakt, TNP, STB) too...
Kai 8th August, 2014 2:18pm
Gary, skunking is most definitely a thing, and not a pleasant one at that.
dergit 8th August, 2014 1:41pm
@Gary: I dont agree. Clear or green bottles mostly contain ruined beer. I once compared the Old Speckled Hen canned and bottled in a clear bottle. Oh my. And most people dont even seem to know this, so no, its not overstated in my opinion.
oracle 8th August, 2014 1:24pm
I agree with the temperature but every brewdog bar I have been in has served stouts and Porters ice cold.Can this be addressed?
WouterVG 8th August, 2014 12:55pm
@Gary: UV breaks down pretty much everything. The university of Ghent studied this problem and for a reason.
Tim 8th August, 2014 12:54pm
Unless theyve changed the law and Ive missed it, isnt Nanny State a low Alcohol beer not Alcohol free?
Torcam 8th August, 2014 12:49pm
I take it you put the temperatures in degrees F, why?
Ulrich 8th August, 2014 12:23pm
Why is Glühwein on the list? Thats a wine not a beer. Do you mean Glühbier?
beersiveknown 8th August, 2014 12:14pm
@Gary its not a myth, had plenty of skunked beers out of green and even more in clear.
Adam T 8th August, 2014 12:04pm
Good knowledge!
Gary 8th August, 2014 11:36am
Can we put the UV skunking myth behind us? It seems to be getting fairly overstated.