Tag Archives: Beer

Free Beer Distributed In The Church To Attract New Members

Last weekend, a church in Oklahoma decided to give away beer during church service in order to attract new members.

According to a spokesperson for the church of Tulsa, “It’s an opportunity to reach a wide demographic of people to ask questions about what is happening in our Christian world, what is happening in our churches and what is happening in our community,” says spokesperson.

The poster about the event read.”Everyone is welcome. No questions are prohibited. Just come and respect the opinions of others. Just having a good honest conversation about God, while having a couple of beers.”

At the door, identifications were checked in order to prevent under-age drinking and limit of the beer distribution was enforced.

Hum…  very funny!

The Best Way To Pour A Beer

We’ve all unthinkingly emptied a bottle of beer into a glass while chatting with friends, then panicked at the bubbles rinsing uncontrollably in the glass of beer and wondered  where it all began.

Has this happened to you? Know your beer science, pour smarter, and you’ll minimize the odds of a badly poured pint.

Also, choosing the right glass for your beer is very important as the proper glass can make all the difference in bringing out the best of the beer.

Photo Credit: aperfectpint.net

Good News! Ingredient In Beer Might Help Improve Your Memory

Hello beer lovers, here’s is good news for you!

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that xanthohumol (An ingredient in hops) can improved your brain memory. But a person would need to drink the equivalent of 3,520 pints (2,000 litres) a day to stand any chance of boosting their cognitive abilities.

This research was used on young mice and it was discovered that this ingredient Xanthohumol can speed the metabolism, reduce fatty acids in the liver and, at least with young mice, appeared to improve their cognitive flexibility, or higher level thinking.

So in essence, this study is suggesting that it’s important to begin early in life to gain the full benefits of healthy nutrition.’

The Coolest Vodka Cocktail You Can Make

Seems many around the world are still in the celebration mood. I thought  the fun mood was just for muslims, but apparently its also about  this month of October that  marks National Vodka Day

If you wish to join this fun, here is few recipe  that can get you having a home-made Vodka.

Ingredients

  • 15ml/½fl oz vermouth
  • 60ml/2fl oz Tyrrells potato vodka, or get pinnacle vodka
  • Get Ginger beer
  • Squeeze lime juice or twist lemon peel, to garnish

Preparation method

  • Pour the vermouth and vodka into a mixing glass and fill with ice cubes.
  • Stir well and then strain into a small Martini glass.
  • Garnish with a twist of lemon peel or lime juice and serve.

Enjoy!!!

Photo credit: The Gerber Group

Surprising Health Benefits Of Beer

 

There’s nothing more manly than beer. Men’s Health explains how this simple drink gets a man through the hard times.

For sure, men love their alcohol. The average guy drinks about 23 gallons of beer, 15 pints of wine and 10 pints of spirits every year. All in all, each year, about 200 million barrels (that’s 6.2 billion gallons) of beer are produced.

Keep in mind that old saying “everything in moderation.” If you don’t, then drinking too much will have the opposite effect on your heart, your liver, your bones, and completely erase any benefits you might gain.

So what is considered a moderate amount of beer? Experts say that for men it’s two, 12-ounce beers a day; for women one, 12-ounce beer a day.

So as long as you don’t over-imbibe, here are some ways that beer is actually good for you.

Beer contains natural antioxidants and vitamins, and dark beers that go through very a high temperature roasting process contain more of these than lighter brews.  And, if you drink a dark beer that contains fruits with even more antioxidants in them, you can boost this benefit even more.

Beer is a great way to keep hydrated since it is over 90 percent water. And, a recent study indicates that beer can help prevent kidney stones. This is likely due to beer’s high water content and ability to prevent dehydration. There is also evidence that the hops in beer may prevent kidney stones by slowing bone’s release of calcium, a main contributor to kidney stones.

The soluble fiber in beer can help lower the risk of heart disease. Like other fiber-rich foods like oats or barley, it can help lower the “bad” LDL cholesterol levels.

Beer can help strengthen your bones. Beer is rich in the element silicon, which has been linked to better bone density.

Moderate amounts of alcohol can also help reduce stress, decrease anxiety and self-consciousness, and improve your mood. Beer in particular has plenty of nutrients, such as protein, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, iron, niacin, and riboflavin.

Beer can also be unhealthy

 One of the most common harmful effects of alcohol is on the liver, the organ that removes toxins from the body. In the liver, enzymes first convert alcohol into acetaldehyde, a chemical intermediate that can cause nausea, headache, vomiting, and other bad effects of alcohol ingestion. During this step, a molecule called NADH is also produced.

So before you go out and celebrate with a few pints, keep in mind that all of the studies above point out that beer is only healthy if you drink moderately. Some scientists even consider the health benefits of alcohol for moderate drinkers to be controversial due to the variations in the methodologies of the studies.

It’s a good idea to drink local brews to support the local community and the environment.

Article and picture credit given to care2.com