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Seven of the most common myths about beer, debunked

Whether craft beers should be aged and if canned beers are necessarily cheap

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 05 July, 2017, 12:43pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 05 July, 2017, 12:57pm

By Kevin Loria and Skye Gould

Beer has been around for thousands of years. And though it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world, it’s also commonly misunderstood.

Even regular drinkers frequently cite myths about how beer can get skunked or how many calories dark beers contain.

We talked to Sheri Jewhurst and Xavier Jirau, respectively the “dictator” and scientific adviser for Brooklyn homebrew club The Brewminaries, to get to the truth about beer.

How many of these facts did you already know?

1. When beer gets skunked

2. The relationship between colour and strength

3. Ideal serving temperature

4. The difference between lagers and pilsners

5. Bottled vs. canned

6. Aging time

7. A beer’s a beer

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