With a wide range of uniquely and distinctly american beers and breweries to choose from, beer aficionados would do well to learn more about the selection and variety of beers that are created in this part of the world. Learning more about micro-brewers, local and regional beers and even festivals that celebrate the contribution brewing has made in terms of our culture and history may not be something that you want to miss out on. Many beer fans may find themselves surprised with the number of options and beers that (more…)
April 26, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Many people like to brew their own beer or go to the bar on the weekends. Drinking beer is an activity that is considered taboo by some, but there are actually a number of health benefits that can be reaped from drinking beer in moderation. Below are some of the benefits of moderate beer consumption:
Beer is an excellent source of silicon. Silicon is a mineral that has been shown to keep the bones strong. There was a study done in 2009 on older men and women. The study showed that the subjects who drank one or two glasses of wine or beer per day were less likely to fracture a bone. However, it must be reiterated that moderation is the key. People who drink beer in excess are actually more likely to fracture a bone.
Strengthen The Heart
Health experts have already stated that red wine is very good for the heart. New studies have confirmed that beer is also good for the heart. One of the studies was done by a team of Italian researchers. The study showed that the men who drank one pint of beer every day were 31 percent less likely to develop heart disease. Interestingly, the study also showed that men who drank any type of alcoholic beverage in excess were much more likely to develop heart disease.
A team of researchers at Harvard University found that beer helps cut heart attack risk by boosting HDL. In fact, beer can boost HDL by as much as 25 to 40 percent. HDL is the form of cholesterol that keeps plaque from building up in the arteries.
As strange as it may sound, drinking beer can boost your brain health. One study performed in 2005 involved 11,000 senior women. The women who drank one alcoholic beverage per day were able to reduce their risk of mental decline by 20 percent. Furthermore, the study showed that the women who drank one beer per day performed better on mental skills tests.
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March 1, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Brewing beer in your own home has quickly gained popularity over the years. Not only is it economical to brew your own beer, many have turned it into a lifetime hobby. Once you have mastered the basics, you can continue on your journey by experimenting with different flavors and techniques.
You really only need a few things to get started. A ten gallon pail, siphon, clamp, hydrometer and ten of the two liter bottles. For the ingredients you will need water, malt extract, yeast and sugar. Remember that you need to make sure that (more…)
September 8, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Beer has been part of our culture since we stopped being wandering, nomadic tribes. Once we settled down and took up agriculture, the art of beer making started. Men, women and children often drank beer in place of water, which sometimes carried disease.
Beer making in America dates back to the 1650′s or even earlier. It’s recorded that the British and Dutch were some of the first colonists to discover that the climate was suited to the growing of malt and hops.You can find a quick rundown (more…)
September 4, 2012 @ 12:00 am
If you would like to make beer at home then you will need a home brew kit, fermentable sugar, water, a sterilizing agent, a fermenter, a spoon, a clear plastic hose and empty bottles. There are 6 steps involved in the process.
Sterilize- Make sure that all of the equipment is sterile.
Kit- mix the beer kit by following the directions carefully.
Pitch the yeast- the process seals the fermenter. The airlock is put in place and filled with water.
Fermentation- it takes (more…)
September 1, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Making your own beer is an enjoyable activity participated in by both men and women. These days making homemade ale is easier than ever, as there are a large number of make your own ale kits that can be purchased for very low costs, making it easy to create great tasting ale any time that you would like.
Go to the Internet First
Before you choose a homemade ale brewing kit, know what you are getting. There are so many out there without doing your (more…)
August 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am
Over the past few years, the popularity of craft beers has continued to increase dramatically. Many people today love trying new beers, and some even enjoy brewing their own home beer. People that choose to brew their own beer will find that there are a number of different benefits of doing so.
One of the main benefits of brewing your own beer is that it gives you the chance to be creative when making your own beer. While there are plenty of recipes available to make a great beer, people always (more…)
August 27, 2012 @ 12:00 am