The question isn’t “would” it’s “can” you drink “chemical free” beer? Every now and then I come across a beer that’s advertised as “chemical free”. Now take a moment to think about what “chemical free” means.
The chemicals in beer are what makes it one of the most popular beverages!
-Ethanol (aka alcohol): Perhaps the most celebrated ingredient in beer- this is the stuff that makes you intoxicated!
-Water: You may have never thought of it this way, but water is the solvent of beer. In other words, all the chemicals in beer are dissolved in water. Without water there would be no beer! (See Dave Barry’s quote below).
-Carbon Dioxide (aka head): This gas is a product of the fermentation that is necessary to produce beer and creates that nice beer foam at the top!
Beer is brimming with a multitude of additional chemical compounds! For example:
-hops also contain flavanoids, such as xanthohumol and isoxanthohumol, which may even act as antioxidants (protection from damaging oxygen radicals)!
Added note: Do you know why drinking beer can make you happy? Because it triggers an increase the chemical dopamine!
-“No chemicals” “plus antioxidant” beer is here.
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