Robert Allison

Beer: Finding Your Favorite That You Didn't Know About!

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kq4ym
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Re: Beer thirst
kq4ym   1/18/2017 8:21:27 AM
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Interesting how many variations there are on the healthiness of beer. Now, if there could actually be a consensus on scientific studies, it would be cool to have a chart of not only the various beers by content and style but healthiness as well, assuming one beer might contain the right percentage of stuff to make it healthier?

Ariella
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Re: Beer thirst
Ariella   1/17/2017 9:16:50 AM
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@Lyndon_Henry It works on dandruff if you ingest it or it you use it on your hair? As I said, beer has been said to be good for hair. Now aside from that one, many of those health benefits have been ascribed to other things, like coffee, green tea, black tea, chocolate, etc. The problem of choosing beer for those is that it is very high in calories and the worst kind in today's wisdom of avoiding carbs.  

I'm also now reading the book Less Medicine, More Health. The author, a doctor, admits to drinking beer but doesn't claim any health benefits for it. He believes everything in moderation --except smoking -- is OK. He also says there are studies that find moderate drinkers tend to be healthier than both heavy drinkers and teetotalers. Maybe the relaxation of the slight buzz lowers stress, and that may account for the lowered blood pressure, too.

 

I now loked up a discussion of how much beer is unhealth on Beeradvocate.com and found that some suggest one a day is OK, but 3+ is too much. Then there was this one: "if you're drinking enough to put on weight, then you're already at the unhealthy level. that being said, cutting out actual nutritious food to save more beer calories for later is also unhealthy."

That reminded me of the line ascribed to Inspector Morse in Colin Dexter's theory. He refers to his pints of beer as taking his "calories in liquid form."  Indeed, the author set up his detective to deteriorate in health over the course of the 13 books.

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Re: Beer thirst
Lyndon_Henry   1/17/2017 4:55:27 AM
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..

Ariella asks:

... are there any health benefits to beer at all? I know wine can claim that, particularly the red variety, but I have the impression beer is really the worst kind of empty calories - carbs.



 

As a beverage created by human ingenuity, beer may predate wine. I think it was a way to preserve and fortify (yum) the nutritional and caloric benefits of wheat and other grains.

Beer, it seems, can provide significant health benefits. Here's a sampling of reports from the Internet:

Health Benefits of Beer | Organic Facts

The health benefits of beer include anticancer properties, a reduced risk of cardiovascular diseases, increased bone density, the prevention of dementia and coronary disease, aid to the digestive system, and anti-aging properties, as well as treating diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones, osteoporosis, and hypertension.



 

10 Reasons to Have a Beer Right Now

This article cites cardiovascular benefits, lowering blood pressure, improving creativity (yeah!), preventing diabetes, eye health benefits, and more.

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Beer


1. It can help reduce risk of heart disease ... 2. It can help protect against Alzheimer's disease ... 3. It can help lower risk of diabetes ... 4. It can help prevent kidney stones ... 5. It can help minimize risk of cancer ... 6. It can help reduce cholesterol levels ... 7. It can help manage blood pressure ... 8. It can help strengthen bones ... 9. It can help treat dandruff ... 10. It can help cut down risk of strokes


 

I thought the dandruff benefits were particularly interesting. Cheers!

 

Ariella
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Re: Beer Style guide
Ariella   1/16/2017 6:17:34 PM
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@tomsg I was wondering, with the increasing popularity of beer, particularly craft beer among the hip set, are there any guides for pairing the brews with dishes like wines? You could have the general guidelines like white wine for fish translated into beer terms but also go beyond that with recommendations for which beers go well with burgers, pizza, sushi, etc.

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Beer Style guide
tomsg   1/16/2017 3:36:00 PM
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There is actually a book called the beer style guide. This is what judges use to rate a beer vs the ideal for the style. I think comparision data on a beer vs the " ideal" would be really useful.

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Re: Beer thirst
SaneIT   1/16/2017 7:57:08 AM
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@PC, I've run into this too but I think it was Amazon on the home PC talking to every other web service.  I was on the phone with one of my kids picking out Christmas presents for one of their friends and as soon as I hung up and logged into my email I was getting ads for the products we were just talking about.  The marketing hooks are set into us very deep.

SaneIT
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Re: Beer thirst
SaneIT   1/16/2017 7:53:11 AM
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@Lyndon_Henry that app is a microbrewery and a friendly waiter but I guess we don't do things the analog way any more.  I could see a little table top kiosk that recommended beers based on your meal and general beer preferences.  Personally I've thrown around the idea of catering or doing a food truck and pairing meals on the menu with a handful of different beers that compliment them, kind of like value meals at fast food places but I help you pick your beverage. 

Ariella
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Re: Beer thirst
Ariella   1/12/2017 1:11:16 PM
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@PC it's possibly to accidentally swallow some shampoo if you have your mouth open while rinsing your hair. That would be my guess. I wouldn't characterize it as shampoo-like, exactly. But maybe that person actually had used a shampoo with beer in it. There used to be a brand that advertized that because beer was said to be good for hair.See /www.duffysbrew.com/blog/the-weird-life-death-of-body-on-tap-beer-shampoo-4bea2d/

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Re: Beer thirst
PredictableChaos   1/12/2017 1:07:23 PM
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@Ariella -

I know how you feel. Recently I was traveling in another state when our washer broke. Another member of the household was researching several brands of washers and we spoke about the best options.

As soon as I hung up, I was getting ads for washing machines on my phone. 

I know it's not the case, but it was as if someone was listening to my phone call. Creepy.

Ariella
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Re: Beer thirst
Ariella   1/12/2017 1:01:12 PM
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Now this is just a tad creepy. After posting about beer over here, my FB feed includes ads for beer at Peapod. I'm quite certain I didn't mention beer on FB to trigger the algorithm on its end, nor did I do a search on the topic in recent memory. So it must be reaching out to other outlets I'm on like this one.

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