Affects of Beer on the Human Body

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(Prof. GA- Originally published as “Affects of beer on body.” Changed only to specify “human body,’ and not original gravity, or final gravity.)

Most people often get confused about the advantages and disadvantages of drinking beer. According to the latest study, there are very few disadvantages compared to advantages of beer and there are so many people who like to drink it to remain healthy.

Most people often get confused about the advantages and disadvantages of drinking beer. According to the latest study, there are very few disadvantages compared to advantages of beer and there are so many people who like to drink it to remain healthy. Of course, there are several good affects of beer but one should understand the affects and health benefits in order to get proper knowledge about the drink. Of course it has some health benefits but if taken in limited quantity. There are numerous benefits of beer intake and here are some of the benefits that every one should know.

Essential Vitamins

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Independent Small Hop Growers and Processors Still Growing Their Farms

Oregon Congressman and co-chair of House Small Brewers Caucus
with the Widmer brothers during a visit to their Portland brewery.
Photo courtesy House Small Brewers Caucus

Written by Charlie Papazian for

This story started out with link sent to me from House Small Brewers Caucus co-chairman Congressman Peter DeFazio’s Legislative Aide, Ed Hill. “Indie Hops puts new plant to work with a tip toward craft brewers.”  A story special to The Oregonian.

It’s a short piece published in late April about a new hop pelletizing plant in Hubbard, Oregon. Hop pelletizing grinds, compresses and extrudes dried hops into pellets, resembling rabbit food. During the high volume methods of pelletizing temperatures can reach 140 to 150 degrees F. Heat damages the delicate aroma and flavor qualities of hops. Jim Solberg, CEO of Indie Hops, hop growers and processor claims that the lower temperature process will help preserve more of the flavors and aromas craft brewers are seeking.  Founded in 2008, Indie Hops provides an infrastructure and supplies Oregon-grown aroma hops to craft brewers while partnering with leading farmers in the Willamette Valley.
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Brew Biz: Werts and All

Ken Carman is a BJCP judge; homebrewer since 1979, club member at Escambia Bay and Music City Homebrewers, who has been interviewing professional brewers all over the east coast for over 10 years.

Written by Ken Carman

Bandwagon Brew Pub
114 Cayuga Street
Ithaca, NY 14830
607 319 0699

Look! See the awning and the steps leading down; below street level?

That’s Bandwagon Brew Pub down there. Shall we visit?

Bandwagon is the newest addition to brew scene Ithaca. It’s also one of the newest additions to the restaurant scene in Ithaca. Ithaca, NY, sits at the bottom of a New York State finger lake called Cayuga. The hills rise all around, as if Ithaca were set as a valuable jewel… highlighted by gorges and a beautiful lake. “Finger” is quite apt. Back during the last ice age the ice sheets dug deep and long to make finger like lakes in mid-state New York.

Standing on a sidewalk, next to the street of the same name as the lake, we face a delightful task: descending into Bandwagon.
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From the Beer News Archives: 2004

Bear Drinks 36 Cans of Favorite Beer

BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Rain-eeeeer …. Bear? When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby — dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer. The bear apparently got into campers’ coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.

“He drank the Rainier and wouldn’t drink the Busch beer,” said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.

Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest. “He didn’t like that (Busch) and consumed, as near as we can tell, about 36 cans of Rainier.”

A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning. Agents then used a large, humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier. That did the trick.

“This is a new one on me,” Heinck said. “I’ve known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference.”

Abita Beer Releases ‘Save Our Shore’ Brew

ABITA SPRINGS, La. — Abita Beer has released a specialty brew in bottles labeled with pelicans, fish and birds spelling out “S.O.S.”, or “Save Our Shore.”

It’s the latest local fundraising campaign to help those impacted by the Gulf oil spill.

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Hop Myth: George Hodgson Invented IPA to Survive the Long Trip to India

Written by Martyn Cornell for

No, Hodgson didn’t “invent” India Pale Ale, and 18th century brewers before Hodgson were making beers that could survive a journey to India, and further.

A myth has developed that Hodgson, who brewed at the Bow brewery to the east of London, close to the Middlesex-Essex border, “invented a new style of beer, brewing it to a high alcohol level and using more hops than any previous beers.” There is no evidence whatsoever that Hodgson “invented” or “developed” a new beer especially for the Indian market: no record that he did so, no claim by Hodgson or his successors that he did so. India Pale Ale was not even, in fact, a particularly strong beer for the time, being about 6.5 or seven per cent alcohol, around the same strength as porter.

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Extreme Brewing

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Christopher Bowen is making a 4,000-mile beer run. This July the 43-year-old financial planner will ride a BMW motorcycle from his house in Bethlehem, Pa. up to the Hudson Bay in the Canadian Arctic. Once there, he’ll set up camp and brew 100 gallons of beer using a 158-year-old recipe.

No, this wasn’t a plan dreamed up after a few too many cold ones. In 2007 Bowen watched a sealed 1852 bottle of Allsopp’s Arctic Ale sell for $500,000 on Ebay. The final bid turned out to be bogus (Bowen thinks the bottle was worth $300,000), but the auction inspired him to find out more.

For more than two years Bowen researched the history of this rare beer. Commissioned by Queen Victoria for the aptly named Sir Edward Belcher’s 1852 Arctic expedition, Allsopp’s boasted a 12% alcohol content to resist freezing and was packed with 700 calories to nourish sailors. In 1854, when four of Belcher’s five ships became trapped in the Arctic ice, he was forced to abandon the expedition, along with hundreds of bottles of beer. Now, having reconstructed the recipe, Bowen aims to brew the ale in the same region where Belcher’s expedition came to a disastrous end.
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When Food Fights Back: Don’t Beer the Reaper

Manor house on the corner of Tottenham Court and Oxford, 1813

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St. Giles Rookery in central London, was the name of a crowded slum area where entire families lived in small rooms. It inspired the neighborhoods in many Charles Dickens’ novels.

It was also a notorious refuge for thieves, prostitutes and criminals.

In this downtrodden section of London, at the corner of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street, stood the Horse Shoe Brewery, owned and operated by Meux’s Brewery Company.

In 1814, the Horse Shoe had several large vats of beer fermenting, the biggest one a 22-foot-tall tank holding over 135,000 gallons of beer, held together by 29 heavy iron hoops.

One sunny day, storehouse worker George Crick noticed a small crack in one of the hoops and let the vat builder Mr. Young know.

“It will be fine, George,” Mr. Young said. He explained that each hoop weighed 500 lbs., and there were 28 others to support it. (Mr. Young wouldn’t have said that if he knew what happened in The Boston Molassacre.)

The Meux Brewery eventually incorporated a horseshoe into its logo.

After weeks of straining under extreme pressure, the vat exploded on the evening of Monday, October 17, the sheer force of the liquid slamming into the surrounding vats.
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