A report extolling the virtues of beer drinking has been suprisingly given a lot of coverage in the press. The report starts by clearing up myths about beer like it contains fat and that it is produced using chemicals. The report goes on to inform us of the health benefits of drinking beers such as real ale. It reveals that beer is a rich source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and fibre (are you reading this Mrs Beer Demon?)
It's refreshing to see beer being painted in such a positive light at a time when it has been bashed in many corners and blamed as the cause of all our social issues. It is however not suprising that this report gives beer such a glowing report when it was produced by experts at the Beer Academy. The Beer Academy is an educational body run by members of the brewing industry, the Director of Brewing at the British Beer & Pub Association and the Chief Executive of Casque Mark amongst other experts in this field.
The Beer academy became an arm of the IBD in 2007 and delivers education to professional brewers and distillers worldwide. Check out their website at:http://www.beeracademy.org/