Beer Myths Proven Untrue
There are so many myths surrounding this great beverage and some of them might actually be preventing you from properly enjoying your beer.
1. Myth -Beer should be served ice-cold
Fact- Flavours emerge properly with a bit of warmth
The best temperature to serve a beer depends on the style.
Beer Ads perpetuate the myth that beer should be served ice cold. This is probably because ice-cold beer numbs the palate, reducing the taste of the beer, and potentially leading to drinking more of them, which makes it similar to drinking a glass of cold water. “You lose aromatics when you serve beer too cold,” says Dave Engbers, co-owner of Founders Brewing Co., adding that beer is best consumed between 46 and 50°F.
2. Myth- Bottled beer is better than canned
Fact- Nothing maintains freshness as well as a can
Beers stored in bottles can easily be affected by light and oxygen, while canned beers can maintain freshness and quality taste for longer periods.
4. Myth- Ales are darker than lagers
Fact- Ales can be pale, and lagers can be dark
Just as ales have plenty of lighter styles, lagers have darker varieties, too.
5. Myth- Beer is always bitter
Fact- Beer can have different tastes
There are different types of beers and these beers all have different tastes. they can be sour and fruity, with funky flavours and aromas. Experiment and see what you like!
6. Myth- Beer should always be crystal clear
Fact- Beer is not always perfectly crystal clear
Some beer styles are designed to be hazy, and more often than not, excessive filtration causes beer to lose most of its flavour.
7. Myth- Beer should be drunk straight from the bottle
Fact- Drinking from a glass helps you enjoy the flavours better
Drinking from a glass gives you the opportunity to really taste and smell your beer. You’ll also avoid metallic flavours from where the cap was attached to the neck of the bottle.
8. Myth- Beer is bad for you
Fact – Beer has health benefits
Moderate drinking can help prevent weight gain in women, and reduce the risk of heart failure,