Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Beer and health propaganda

I've been sent a few things promoting the health giving properties of beer recently. SIBA emailed round something about how drinking beer can help you lose weight, and the IBD magazine had a supplement in it extolling the benefits of beer when drunk in moderation.

Dedicated beeroid that I am I still don't find it really strikes a chord with me. I'm not really concerned about my silicone intake being boosted by beer or that beer has less calories than wine. The two things that interest me about beer are that it tastes great and it gets you pissed. I suppose with all the anti-alcohol nonsense currently being pushed by puritans it's good to have some stuff coming back from our side but are these worthy tracts the best way of going about it? 


  1. But beer is good for you.

    Disclaimer: beer may not be good for you. Enjoy Responsibly.

  2. That's a pretty good summary of the pro-beer stuff I've seen.

  3. How about this one then?


    Real ale will save the economy. Kind of.

  4. But Beer is good for you... Screw the disclaimer, its fact. Neo-prohibitionist scum can put that in their pipe and smoke it.