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Old 11-06-2006, 09:44 PM   #1
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Default Why do some people claim draft beer gives a headache?

It has never affected me this way. Is it just a myth? Is it because people tend to only think of their 16oz glass as a 12oz, thus drinking more than planned?

I've just been curious about this for quite some time. Anybody care to shed some light?

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Old 11-06-2006, 09:49 PM   #2
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It has never affected me this way. Is it just a myth? Is it because people tend to only think of their 16oz glass as a 12oz, thus drinking more than planned?

I've just been curious about this for quite some time. Anybody care to shed some light?
Probably because they drink it at a bar where it's filled with smoke. Nicotine causes the blood vessles to constrict.

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Old 11-07-2006, 01:22 AM   #3
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I've always heard the same, but it's usually, "I only drink Bud Light. Miller gives me a headache," or some such. As if the ingredients in watered down swill vary so much.

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Old 11-07-2006, 01:28 AM   #4
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I've never heard it, but then my friends don't drink BMC (I think it's the BM that gets them).

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My wife is under the impression that it has something to do with the carbonation in it.

Could it be that it is over-carbonated (well, more than it typically is) and that is what leads to the headaches? Maybe the bars turn up the CO2 pressure on BMC so that it stays fizzy longer in a pitcher.

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I've never heard of, nor have I personally experienced, the draught beer headache.

I prefer draught beer to bottles!

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I prefer draught beer to bottles!
As do I. I could go for a mug-o-Murphy's right about now, rather than my coffee.

'Nother question just popped to mind. Am I correct in thinking that draught typically refers to import and draft refers to BMC?
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I would say there are a lot of people out there who are looking for a reason to blame their woes on something other then themselves. I imagine it has to do with drinking chemically enhanced beer, smoking a bunch of cigs and having "just one or two more".

Beer is beer, in a bottle, can or keg. It would be like saying I got a headache because I drank on Tuesdays. The true reason would probably be all the loud reporting on the elections, but that is a topic we will not bring up on this forum - will we?

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The true reason would probably be all the loud reporting on the elections, but that is a topic we will not bring up on this forum - will we?
Depends . . . I dont think I will be seceding from the Union yet reguardless how they go but it's a strong possibility in 2008 (BTW I'm not a fan of either party so it's always a possibility)
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http://www.marker20.com/menus/beer.htm

I found this interesting:

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All our beer is pushed with a nitrogen/CO2 mix (rather than straight CO2). Why? You’ll notice a crisper taste now, a less full feeling later, and less chance of a "draft headache" in the morning.
They even have Bud Light on Nitrogen. I'd be curious to see how it pours. And what is up with their list of 'wierd' beers?
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