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The biggest beer myths debunked

Not all beer is meant to be served cold and darker beers aren't always stronger, according to US homebrew club

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 September, 2016, 5:07am
UPDATED : Monday, 05 September, 2016, 12:06pm

Beer might be one of the most popular beverages in the world, and one of the best times to drink it is on a hot summer day.

The delightful drink has been around for thousands of years, and some argue that it sparked the domestication of grain that was essential for our transition from hunting and gathering societies to agricultural civilisations. But beer is also commonly misunderstood.

Even regular beer drinkers will frequently cite myths about how a beer gets skunked or how many calories are in dark beers. In honour of the US Labour Day — an excellent beer-drinking holiday, we've decided to debunk some of those myths.

We got in touch with Sheri Jewhurst and Xavier Jirau, respectively the "dictator" and scientific advisor for Brooklyn homebrew club The Brewminaries, to find the truth about some of the most common myths about beer.

On each card below, the myth is listed first, with the truth below. How many did you already know?

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