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Old 12-17-2008, 11:44 PM   #1
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12 Most common beer myths exploded « LegendsOfBeer.com

They saved the best one for last.
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Old 12-17-2008, 11:52 PM   #2
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Funny thing they started the piece with one of the greatest myths of all...

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Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy

–Benjamin Franklin
From Maureen Ogle's Book, Ambitious Brew, the story of American Brewing.

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In recent years, beer drinkers have worn t-shirts decorated with a quote attributed to Ben Franklin: "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." Just one problem: Franklin didn't say that. It's a mangled version of another Franklin quote about the pleasures of wine. In a 1779 letter, he wrote that the rain that fell on vineyards and transformed vines into grapes for wine provided "a constant proof that God loves us, and loves to see us happy."
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Old 12-18-2008, 12:22 AM   #3
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If beer did'nt kill my brain cells, I wonder where they went..........

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Old 12-18-2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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If beer did'nt kill my brain cells, I wonder where they went..........

What they said
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:18 PM   #5
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Good catch, Revvy!

Good article, fairly accurate otherwise. Not sure about the American beers using abw instead of abv though.

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Old 12-18-2008, 01:22 PM   #6
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Myth #4: Corona beer contains urine
Hmm, I thought it was urine. I guess the stuff that comes out of my peehole just tastes like corona then. Well, now I know and knowing is half the battle.
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Old 12-18-2008, 01:23 PM   #7
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Good catch, Revvy!

Good article, fairly accurate otherwise. Not sure about the American beers using abw instead of abv though.
Yeah, that kinda threw me as well, it seems every micro or small brewery website I visit looking for beer info is in ABV...I wonder if it's the other way around, and the europeans use ABW, and no editor or fact checker caught it.
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God bless Myth #6. Biggest pet peeve ever is the lengths places go to chill beer.

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The consumption of alcohol does not kill brain cells but rather damages dendrites, the branched ends of nerve cells that bring messages into the cell. Alcohol dilates the channels in the cellular structure that regulate the flow of calcium, causing excess calcium to flow into the cells and stimulating increased activity. This does not kill the whole cell, but causes a loss of the end segments, leading to the loss of incoming signals and therefore a change in brain function. Most of this damage is temporary, but the recovery process changes nerve-cell structure permanently.
Of course moderation probably negates this, but just FYI.
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I just wasted a lot of time reading the comments, man I think I feel dumber for it.

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