The Truth About Gluten in Beer

For years, people have been debating whether or not beer contains gluten. Some say that it does and some say that it doesn’t. So, what’s the truth? Is there gluten in beer? Let’s take a closer look. What is Gluten? Gluten is a type of protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. It’s what gives … Read more

Does beer raise blood pressure?

One of the most common questions I get asked as a beer expert is “Does beer raise blood pressure?” It’s a valid question, and one that I’m happy to answer. But before we get into that, let’s first understand what blood pressure is and how it works. Your blood pressure is the force of your … Read more

The Truth About Beer and Dehydration

Whenever I’m out enjoying a nice cold beer on a hot day, I can’t help but wonder: does beer really dehydrate you? It’s a common belief that alcohol is a diuretic, meaning it causes your body to lose more fluids than it takes in. But is this true for beer specifically? Let’s take a closer … Read more

How to Get Beer Out of Your System

We’ve all been there before. You have a big night out planned, but you know you have to sober up first. Or maybe you have an important meeting in the morning and you want to make sure the beer from last night is completely out of your system. So, how long does beer stay in … Read more

Does Beer Have Sugar In It?

We are often told that we should avoid sugary drinks if we want to stay healthy, but what about beer? Does beer have sugar in it? And if so, is that bad for us? In this post, we’ll take a look at the sugar content of beer and find out whether or not it’s something … Read more

Beer Alcohol and Calories: A Study

Alcohol and Calorie Content of About 200 Popular Beers Background Consumption of beer in the United States is about 33 gallons per person per year based on persons over 18 years of age (6). In all, over six billion gallons of beer are produced each year in the United States (6,7). Generally three types of … Read more

What Is Beer Made Of?

Beer drinkers are often curious about the ingredients that go into their favorite beverage. Though the answer may vary depending on the country and brewer, beer is typically made from water, malt, yeast, and hops. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at each of these ingredients and what they add to the overall … Read more

Is Beer Bad for Dogs? Everything You Need to Know

Just like their human counterparts, dogs enjoy a refreshing drink on a hot day. But is it safe for them to drink beer? Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to give your dog beer. Dogs are much smaller than humans and can be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol. Ingesting even a small … Read more