News tagged with beer
Beer is the world's most widely consumed and probably oldest alcoholic beverage; it is the third most popular drink overall, after water and tea. It is produced by the brewing and fermentation of sugars, mainly derived from malted cereal grains, most commonly malted barley and malted wheat. Sugars derived from maize (corn) and rice are widely used adjuncts because of their lower cost. Most beer is flavoured with hops, which add bitterness and act as a natural preservative, though other flavourings such as herbs or fruit may occasionally be included. Some of humanity's earliest known writings refer to the production and distribution of beer: the Code of Hammurabi included laws regulating beer and beer parlours, and "The Hymn to Ninkasi", a prayer to the Mesopotamian goddess of beer, served as both a prayer and as a method of remembering the recipe for beer in a culture with few literate people. Today, the brewing industry is a global business, consisting of several dominant multinational companies and many thousands of smaller producers ranging from brewpubs to regional breweries.
The strength of beer is usually around 4% to 6% alcohol by volume (abv) though may range from less than 1% abv, to over 20% abv in rare cases.
Beer forms part of the culture of beer-drinking nations and is associated with social traditions such as beer festivals, as well as a rich pub culture involving activities like pub crawling and pub games such as bar billiards.
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The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse, according to Indiana University School of Medicine ...
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 5 |
Consuming large quantities of a key ingredient in beer can protect against winter sniffles and even some serious illnesses in small children, a Japanese brewery said citing a scientific study.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 06, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
US men like to drink beer, though wine is the beverage of choice for women and older adults, a poll showed Friday.
Other Aug 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
(Medical Xpress) -- It's a part of modern lore that doesnt reflect well on our species, the idea that as people consume alcoholic beverages, they see those around them as becoming more attractive. Its ...
Addiction Apr 02, 2012 | 3.5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress) -- New research shows that men have serious issues and that talking about your body is no longer confined to women.
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at the University of Seville (Spain) have developed a technique based on chemical patterns for identifying the country of origin of beer. The content of iron, potassium, phosphates and polyphenols ...
Other Dec 01, 2011 | not rated yet | 1 |
Beer could stand up alongside wine regarding positive effects on cardiovascular health. This is the conclusion of a study conducted by Research Laboratories at the Fondazione di Ricerca e Cura "Giovanni Paolo II", in Campobasso, ...
Health Nov 15, 2011 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
With a stroke of the presidential pen, beer was recently reclassified as an alcoholic drink in Russia, no longer a foodstuff, and its sales are to be restricted to cut alcohol abuse.
Health Sep 14, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Many amateur athletes have long suspected what research scientists for the Department of Preventative and Rehabilitative Sports Medicine of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen at Klinikum rechts der Isar have now made official: ...
Health Jun 09, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0