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thood6 01-01-2013 07:39 PM

Allergy to specific beers?
So my BIL and FIL sat down with me at a brewpub last night and we got the sampler. The BIL claimed that he's allergic to wheat beers and that budweisers give him a runny nose. The FIL even claimed Budweiser did the same to him but only domestic bud. He works in china and says that over there it doesn't happen to him. Sure enough when he drank the sample 5 oz. wheat beer he felt the need to go to Walgreens to get Benadryl because his throat felt clinched up and he had severe heartburn.

Am I the only skeptical one? Hypochondriacs or is there anything to base this on?

I forgot to mention that neither has an allergy to wheat.

bngowe 01-01-2013 08:14 PM

hmm. that's interesting. once in a while I would get itchy after drinking certain beers..but other times..nothing..I've heard of ppl being allergic to beer in general but not a specific beer.

nearbeer83 01-01-2013 08:35 PM

found this post interesting, i have a cousin with a gluten allergy and he can't drink 98% of the beers on the market. however, when he does drink, we have to find him specialty sorghum beer and there has never been an issue with it.

Billy-Klubb 01-01-2013 09:13 PM


Originally Posted by thood6 (Post 4735446)

based on the info given, this would be the correct assumption. I have members of my family like that. they're "allergic" to something only if they know it's in what they are consuming.

thood6 01-02-2013 02:03 AM

That's my first guess, I just am looking for any justification in ingredients or process from somebody who might know.

thood6 01-02-2013 09:04 PM

So no one has any ideas about what it could be? I'm sure there has to be someone who has an idea or can confirm its bull.

Macrophylla 01-02-2013 09:13 PM

I know a lot of guys that have issues with wheat beers, they put my stomach in knots.

The bud thing is just goofy unless he's allergic to rice or one of the other adjuncts, but I figure if he's allergic to rice working in China would be hell on earth for him.

Time to blind taste test him tell him it's a new bud knockoff that should be ok with his allergies ;-) see what happens.

ummchase 01-02-2013 10:14 PM

This actually happens to me. I have not pin pointed what specifically causes it yet. Sometimes when I drink certain beers I will get a runny nose and sneeze a lot. It happens more often if I'm drinking faster than I should, and at some points I will become flush and have itchy palms.

CDGoin 01-02-2013 10:16 PM

I'm allergic to anything overly hoppy with any hint of a "piney" finish.. :cross:

emmdubb23 01-02-2013 10:45 PM

I love stouts... But I have NEVER had an oatmeal stout go down easy... I am currently drinking 9.5 abv RIS and couldn't be happier... Something about that oatmeal

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