Beer, one of the world's oldest and most beloved beverages, is shrouded in myths and misconceptions. we'll debunk some of the most common beer myths and set the record straight on the truths behind the brews.
Myth #1: Dark Beer Is Always Stronger
One common beer myth is that dark-colored beer is always stronger. While many strong beers are dark, like stouts and porters, the color doesn't tell you how strong a beer is. Beer strength depends on its ABV (alcohol by volume), not its color.
Myth #2: Beer Causes "Beer Belly"
Lots believe beer gives you a "beer belly," but it's not true. Weight gain isn't from the type of alcohol but eating too many calories. Beer has fewer calories than sugary cocktails, and moderate drinking can be in a healthy diet. But, like high-calorie drinks, too much beer can make you gain weight.
Myth #3: Beer Should Be Served Ice Cold
Although many like their beer cold, serving it ice-cold can mute its flavours. Very low temperatures can block the smell and taste of the beer. Most beers taste best between 45°F to 55°F (7°C to 13°C), allowing the flavours and smells to be more vibrant and making the drinking experience better.
Myth #4: Beer Should Only Be Consumed from Bottles or Cans
Beer lovers often pick bottles or cans, thinking they keep beer better than draft. But what you choose depends on your taste and the beer. Draft beer, when handled well, is the freshest and tastiest. Bottles and cans are handier for taking it with you.
Myth #5: All Beer Tastes the Same
It's a myth that beer is all the same. Beer is incredibly diverse with lots of flavours. From light lagers to rich stouts, there's a world of variety. Different ingredients, how it's brewed, and where it's made all add unique flavours. If you think all beer is alike, you should explore more of its wide world.
Beer is not just a simple drink; it's a complex world of flavours, traditions, and history. So the next time you reach for an O.J. Beer, do so with the knowledge that you're enjoying a beverage with a rich tapestry of flavours and styles waiting to be explored.