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Drink abuse can cause memory problems
30
OCT
2019

Drink abuse can cause memory problems

A night’s drinking slows down the recovery of our memory. This, after a remarkable test, was the conclusion reached by Dutch researchers at the University of Utrecht, according to the Quarterly...
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Alcohol and good sleeping
10
OCT
2019

Alcohol and good sleeping

The sleep in what regards its quality and duration depends on various factors, such as taken food, tiredness, genetic factors, stress, the quality of the mattress etc. But alcohol is also a factor...
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Beer is an affordable luxury for women
23
MAY
2019

Beer is an affordable luxury for women

“Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.” - Kaiser Wilhelm  Women who develop an appreciation for beer are a revered segment of the population. Although the number of...
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The chemistry of brewing
04
APR
2019

The chemistry of brewing

The chemical reactions in the different phases of the brewing process are very complex, with interactions between very many and various components, which also differ according to the style of beer...
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Drink beer with care
20
MAR
2019

Drink beer with care

Benjamin Franklin said: “Beer is leaving proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” He added later: "All things in moderation." That is worth remembering wherever you drink.  Alcohol...
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Do You Know That... 010
07
FEB
2019

Do You Know That... 010

Hops contain many biochemical compounds, which partially defend the plant against all kinds of possible adverse environmental factors. These protective substances are concentrated in external...
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The First Non-Alcoholic Abbey Beer
01
FEB
2019

The First Non-Alcoholic Abbey Beer

A Belgian brewer will make history in the new year when it produces the first ever non-alcoholic version of one of the country’s celebrated and powerful abbey beers. Belgium’s abbey beers,...
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Do You Know That... 009
29
JAN
2019

Do You Know That... 009

When a glass of beer, wine or spirits is drunk, the ethanol goes into the stomach and the large intestine via the mouth and esophagus.  There is an enzyme in the stomach wall – alcohol...
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Do You Know That... 008
23
JAN
2019

Do You Know That... 008

The quantity of alcohol in the blood after drinking alcoholic drinks not only depends on the type of drink, but also on individual factors, including sex and body weight. Alcohol levels are the...
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Therapeutic hop oil
13
DEC
2018

Therapeutic hop oil

Hops are at present used almost exclusively as a basic ingredient for the brewing of beer, since hop acids and essential hop oil are crucial for the taste and smell of beer. However, the hop has...
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Do You Know That... 005
13
DEC
2018

Do You Know That... 005

Alcohol- free beer contains less than 0.5% alcohol while the alcohol content in low alcohol beer is between 0.5% and 1.2%. The alcohol content in table beers is also low, ie. a maximum of 1.5%....
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Do You Know That... 004
26
NOV
2018

Do You Know That... 004

There are at least 100 components in hop polyphenols. The properties of these substances are important for beer. Certain polyphenols protect the beer from oxidation, others are thought to be...
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"Well being" - Psychotherapeutic value
20
NOV
2018

"Well being" - Psychotherapeutic value

"One of the main reasons why the moderate drinking of alcoholic beverages is a common practice is that many people enjoy the relaxing, pleasant effect produced by one or two drinks" and "the...
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The Beer Purity Law
22
OCT
2018

The Beer Purity Law

The Beer Purity Law is the oldest currently applicable food regulation in the world. It is also the outcome of a legal development reaching back several centuries in Germany, whereby the relevant...
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Louis Pasteur’s discovery
25
SEP
2018

Louis Pasteur’s discovery

The French Revolution (1792-1794) heralded the end of the wealthy brewers guilds and brewing activities in monasteries. The economic chaos, was ended by Napoleon. Then local breweries resumed...
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When you drink beer with a straw
16
AUG
2018

When you drink beer with a straw

When you drink beer with a straw you get drunk faster compared to when you drink beer in a regular way. When creating a vacuum while sucking on the straw, the boiling point of alcohol drops (in...
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Beer drinkers are extroverted
07
AUG
2018

Beer drinkers are extroverted

Beer drinkers, in general, are more extroverted than wine drinkers, according to a new study in Canada, and that could explain conflicting evidence about the health benefits of certain types of...
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Follow a healthy diet with Belgian beers!
26
JUL
2018

Follow a healthy diet with Belgian beers!

The Brewers of Belgium are proud of the range and quality of their beers, which include ales, stouts, lagers, wheat beers, fruit beers etc. Beer is made from wholesome ingredients, malted barley,...
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More than 90% of beer is water
12
JUL
2018

More than 90% of beer is water

More than 90% of beer is water. Thus beer can make a contribution to the daily fluid supply, which has to be at least 1.5 to 2 litres a day. But be careful, alcohol also has a dehydrating...
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Fruited Beer or Beer for Women
09
JUL
2018

Fruited Beer or Beer for Women

"Just look at the beer drinking culture in Belgium. There is a wide range of fruity Belgian beers that are served in stylish branded glasses and you see a large number of women drinking these...
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