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5 Reasons To Drink Beer

5 reasons to drink beer

The next time somebody asks you what you’re having, make it a beer. Look, we’re probably preaching to the converted here, but still, in case anyone ever asks you why you drink what you do – these are the 5 reasons to drink beer.

If you want to get drunk then you can do that on mouthwash. But if you want to experience a smorgasbord of flavours, from your standard lager to the wonderfully hoppy IPA, then it’s beer to which you must turn. Beer is brewed from grains that we otherwise eat, so it really is a meal in a glass.

Okay, we admit it, we like the buzz that beer gives us. Drinking beer gets you drunk and being drunk feels good. Science! As long as you don’t overdo it, that beer buzz will help you to relax, be more social and enjoy things more. Unlike a brandy buzz, which makes at least this writer slightly aggressive, beer is different to other alcohols and is good for conversation and interaction. Which is why so many of our social gatherings begin by inviting someone for a beer. Cheers!

Back in the day beer was a beverage made from fermented grains and honey. We’ve come a long way from the fermented barley juice that our knuckled-dragging forefathers used to drink. Today beer is an art form, with different hops adding a different complexity of flavours and mouthfeel.

Studies have shown that beer drinkers live longer. Maybe because they lead happier lives and being positive is the best thing you can do for your health? Beer relaxes you, makes you less miserable and releases endorphins – happy hormones – in the body. So have two of these and don’t call me in the morning.

Unless this is your beer of choice, then beer is a pretty wallet-friendly drink. Living in SA means that you don’t even have to look that far for great beer at a good price.

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