Sunday, April 23, 2006

I Like Beer

Not every day and not most brands but sometimes there's just nothing that'll quench your thirst or compliment a meal like a frosty, cold beer. I prefer to drink my beer from a glass (preferably frosted), although a bottle will do in a bind, but I don't especially like drinking beer from a can because it seems to have give it a tinny flavor that I don't care for.

Corona is my favorite beer and I especially like to drink it along with a spicy Mexican meal. It beats the hell of our sour cream for cooling the flames after a hot bite. There are some really fine Belgium beers too and I reckon a Beck is about as good a beer as they offer here in the states. About the only domestic beers I can really say I like are Budweiser Select and Miller light. Miller makes another that I tried at the Blues Fest once that tasted mighty fine but I don't remember the name of it right off hand.

Believe it or not, a beer or two a day can have health benefits too.

Did you know?

- Beer is nutritious if consumed in moderation
- That beer is fat-free and cholesterol free?
- Beer has a relaxing effect on the body thereby reducing stress.
- It can help you sleep better
- It helps prevent heart disease and improves the blood circulation
- It has proven to have positive effects on elderly people. It helps to promote blood vessel dilation, sleep, and urination.
An average beer contains the following:
0mg of cholesterol
0g of fat
13g of carbohydrate
25mg of sodium
protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus and vitamins B, B2, and B6

Historians believe that the ancient Mesopotamians and Sumerians were brewing beer as early as 10,000 BC.

They also speculate that prehistoric nomads may have made beer from grain & water before learning to make bread.

The pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, instead of further south as planned, partly because they were out of beer. They found the Indians making it from corn and black birch sap.


Bluejean Baby said...

The only brand of beer I really like is A&W. Although I'll take a Barq's, too! ;)

Dan said...

I always said that I was drinking beer for my health. Thank you for making me feel better about my daily cold beer. How about a cold beer with an old friend??? Isn't tax season over???

Mary Lou said...

Miller lite, or COors lite. I rarely drink, but I like those two when I do. I also am growing fond of the micro brews around here.

Occaisionally a dark micro is really quenching.

Cindra said...

I'm not much of a drinker and never any type of beer, but Root Beer (I love). I have tasted a couple of Japanese beers that weren't too bad though. I'm glad I don't like them though... because I know right where they would land.

Buffy said...

"Beer has a relaxing effect on the body thereby reducing stress."

I wonder how much time went into that study.