5 Beer Myths

When it comes to beer, it seems that every one has quirky rules, or knows at least one or two myths. We have compiled the top 5 beer myths, so we can set the record straight:

Beer and fine dining don’t mix

Fortunately, this is very un-true. The beer market has evolved tremendously over the past 10 years, with all types of beers being available. Beer is no longer the perfect pair for a burger or wings. The different beer styles allow you to pair it with any foods and flavours you might like. For a guide on Food matches for our Ramblin’ Road beers, please see our Flavour Guide here.

Beer is a man’s drink while wine is a woman’s

This is another stereotype. It is important to note that beer was originally brewed by High Priestesses, and many breweries in the olden ages were also run by women. Women like and consume beer as much as men also like and consume wine.

Beer is fattening

Consuming any food or drink in high quantities makes you more responsive to gravity. Beer is no different. However beer in itself, when consumed as part of an active and well balanced diet does not make you less responsive to gravity. In fact, a glass of beer with alcohol volume of 5% has less calories, than the same measure of wine, milk or even fruit juice.

Beer must be consumer very very VERY cold

Unfortunately, too many people believe that the proper drinking temperature of beer should be just below freezing. It so happens, that people’s taste bugs become less active when consuming foods at extreme cold temperatures. Also, the beer might not release it’s full aroma when it just too cold. Different beers have different drinking temperatures. Beer enthusiasts say that beer should be consumed in a glass as to release the flavours, and your touch on the glass and the heat transferring from your fingers will actually allow the beer to release its flavours. That’s not to say that one should wait for beer to warm – are you kidding!

Darker beers have more alcohol, while lighter ones less

The alcohol percentage and the colour of the beer have no correlation. Many people think a darker beer might be heavier, and thus carry more calories and alcohol in it. In fact, many dark beers have less calories and a lighter mouth feel than light beers. The colour of the beers only depends on the roasting of the malts.

 

Have you ever heard of any funny or crazy beer myths? What were they?

 

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