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Questions tagged [beer]

One of the most commonly consumed alcoholic beverages in the world. A fermented beverage made of grain, barley and hops.

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Was beer more important than food in the development of organised civilisation?

The conventional story of the origin of modern civilisation places the discovery of agriculture as a major turning point. And this, it is usually claimed, was because organised cities can't grow ...
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Do transparent beer bottles allow UV rays oxidise the beer faster?

According to the following Facebook post from a Beer fan page: The ultimate goal of adding a lemon to a beer is to hide beer flaws and defects. By using a transparent bottle, ultraviolet (UV) ...
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Does the hops in beer cause sleepiness?

Does the hops in beer have (a consistent and noticeable) effect on drowsiness? Whenever I drink a beer, I get so sleepy that I can barely keep my eyes open. Is it the hops? It can't be the just ...
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Can drinking beer cause hairloss or more shedding?

I have seen some reports that drinking beer can cause shedding. Maybe it is related to alcohol and estrogens. Can these reports have any foundation? http://www.hairlosshelp.com/forums/messageview.cfm?...
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Is beer safe after a nuclear event

I've heard somewhere that beer is safe to drink after being exposed to radiation (like after a nuclear explosion). Is it true? And why would it be safe to drink it while water would not be safe to ...
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Does drinking beer help to cure a hangover? [closed]

It's been a long-known saying that drinking beer cures hangover. It is said that a hangover is your body craving for alcohol, so drinking a beer helps the body. Is it true?
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Is this André the Giant's hand holding a can of beer?

Is this a genuine image of the hand of André René Roussimoff (André the Giant) holding an everyday 12-ounce (350 mL) can of beer? Uproxx and reddit suggest it's real (and word is he once drank ...
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Will wrapping a bottle in a wet paper towel make it chill faster?

Example of the claim: Take a couple paper towels and wrap them around your beer, then douse it in water. It should be soaked but not dripping (you don't want ice forming in your freezer). Air is ...
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Does canned beer taste better than bottled beer?

Lately I've been seeing a lot of articles (mostly in local news) that suggest that canned beer is better, but from my own subjective experience I find it worse than beer stored in glass bottles. And ...
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Was beer the most popular drink for breakfast before coffee became popular?

From Today I Learned on Reddit: Beer was the most popular drink for breakfast before coffee became popular The reference given doesn't seem reliable
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Is a “beer belly” caused by drinking beer?

I spotted this BBC headline today: "Scientists say drinking beer will not lead to beer belly". I have always believed that there is a clear relationship between drinking beer and developing the so-...
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Does closing a swing-top bottle make recycling more costly?

Here in Germany there are a number of beer brands that come in a swing top bottle: (picture taken from Wikipedia; copyright by Michiel1972, license GNU/GFDL) I often heard the claim that you should ...
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Does beer kill brain cells?

Oh, Lisa, you and your stories. "Bart is a vampire." "Beer kills brain cells." Now let's go back to that...building...thingy, where our beds and TV...is. -The Simpsons It isn't just Lisa Simpson, ...
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Oils from your face will make the foam from beer subside faster?

I've seen people wipe the area around their nose then touch the foam/head on their beer after a bad pour. Does this make the foam go away faster?
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Is “real ale” healthier than other beers?

Is "real ale", beer brewed from traditional ingredients (malted barley, hops water and yeast), matured by secondary fermentation in the container from which it is dispensed, and served without the use ...