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Beer Busters: Debunking Common Myths about Beer

Beer Busters: Debunking Common Myths about Beer
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In the age of social media where content is moved and communicated around the world within a matter of just a few seconds, it's very easy to fall into or find some false facts about anything and that includes beer! Beer has been around for thousands of years and is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. The more something is talked about (like beer), the easier it is to falsify or turn even little pieces of information, into myths.
 
What's the phrase? - “Don't believe everything you find on the internet.” So yeah, it is pretty much a given that you have run into at least one or two of these myths about beer at some point of surfing the web. Here at gotbeer.com we are dedicated to providing you the truth about all things beer. So sit back, relax, and crack open a cold one while we debunk these commonly misconstrued myths about beer.
 

MYTH:

Beer is meant to be served ICE cold

FACT:

 The ideal serving temperature is around 44 degrees F, although the serving temperature of beer varies by the style of the beer. Most premium lagers are served between 38 and 45 degrees, while stouts are best served at an even higher temperature of 45 to 55 degrees. Quality ales are meant to be served between 40 and 48 degrees. If beer is too cold it actually makes it harder to taste the beer itself due to the lack of carbonation being released. So save the real cold ones for after long days’ worth of yard work.

MYTH: 

“Beer before liquor, you’ve never been sicker” 

FACT:

We have all heard this little rhyme at one point or another but this is actually a myth. It is not the order that you drink alcohol, it's the quantity in which you drink it. So no matter how many beers you have before that mixer or the shots, you’re still going to have the same hangover or sickness that you would have had if you had gone with the mixer first and then converted to beer. No matter what, know your limits and enjoy your beverages responsibly so you don’t end up utilizing the bathroom all night long and waking up feeling like you just got hit by a truck.

MYTH: 

“I don’t get drunk on beer”

FACT:

It is impossible to be immune to beers alcohol (unless you’re Captain America). Just like any alcoholic beverage it all depends on your tolerance, you may be intoxicated after a few sips or a few bottles, it all depends on the person.

MYTH: 

The shape of the glass does not affect the taste. 

FACT:

 Beer glasses can be specifically designed by the brewery or glassmakers to enhance the flavor or your beverage. For example, a narrow rim suggests the sipping of the beer which gets it to the front of the tongue first where acidity and sweetness are detected by the taste buds, while a wider rim encourages chugging or quickly drinking your beer hitting the back taste buds first where bitterness is better received and recognized. The shape and design are specially crafted just like the beer to release the full aroma, flavor, and carbonation of the drink.

MYTH: 

The Beer Belly… 

FACT:

 Well this is half myth, half truth. Beer consumption is a poor indicator of weight gain. It may make you bloated while drinking but this is true with all carbonated drinks. Weight gain is attained through any large intake of calories or a whole combination of things. So maybe your belly is getting a little bit larger because of the after-bar pizza or if you stay up all night often, but one thing is for certain: beer is not the only nor even the main cause of the up and coming “beer belly.”
 

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Jacob Bishop
Jacob Bishop

Jacob Bishop is gotbeer.com’s Marketing Communications Intern for the Summer of 2019. Just a hop (pun intended), skip and a jump away from completing his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing at Siena College, Jacob loves hanging out with his family & friends. He spends his free time writing, being active and of course, drinking beer! He is very excited to learn more about and gain experience in the beverage & marketing industry this summer with gotbeer.

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