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Beer

(bēr),
August, German physicist, 1825-1863. See: Beer-Lambert law, Beer law.

Beer

(bēr),
Georg J., ophthalmologist in Hapsburg Empire, 1763-1821. See: Beer knife.

beer

adjective Referring to some facet of beer—e.g., the colour or its inebriating effect.

noun A fermented liquor made from a malted grain, commonly barley, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavour.

beer

Nutrition A fermented liquor made from a malted grain, commonly barley, with hops or some other substance to impart a bitter flavor. See Alcoholism, Purple grapes.

Patient discussion about beer

Q. Why is there ‘beer belly’? Why are overweight people that drink a lot of beer regularly said to have ‘beer belly’? Beer doesn’t seem to have so many calories – it’s not sweet

A. Indeed beer isn’t rich in sugar, but alcohol is a very caloric substance- each gram of alcohol (e.g. ethanol) has more calories than sugar (although less than fat). Beer actually has about the same amount of calories as coke.

Q. Can you become an alcoholic if you drink only beer?

A. you can become addicted to anything that has alcohol in it/beer/wine/coolers/ect.you can drink but keep an eye on how much you drink,some people are addicted and dont know it,some no it but dont want any body else to know it?alcohol is a drug treat it us so--mrfoot56

Q. I am a regular beer drinker. I am a regular beer drinker. I drink 3 cans of beer every day in the morning. Every alternate day in place of water I drink beer and especially when I am very thirsty, I drink even more beer than usual. Recently I have insomnia due to guilt as my wife has been very patient with my beer drinking for the past 14 years. I feel stressed out because of my guilt feeling and with less sleep. I feel like leaving my wife as I feel guilty every time I look at her. It has been very difficult for me and I would appreciate any suggestions which would make me feel better.

A. HELLO ADDICTION START THIS WAY....AND IT ONLY GOING TO GET WORST IF YOU DONT DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT-NOW-LIKE OLIVIA SAID...GO TO A REHAB...IF YOU CANT DO THAT RIGHT NOW...FIND OUT WHERE THEIR IS A ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MEETING IN YOUR AREA....I DONT KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE..BUT..HERE IN THE (USA)YOU CAN FIND THAT OUT BY CALLING THERE 800#....IF THAT DOESNT WORK..HERE IS A WEB SITE THAT CAN HELP(INTHEROOMS.COM)THEY WILL HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY---MRFOOT56

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Mr Hensby, managing director of LOB and of festival organising firm Real Ale Events, said: "When we had the idea for the first St George's Hall Beer Festival, it felt like an educated risk, but in a short space of time that gamble has well and truly paid off and it has quickly become a staple event on the social calendar.
As a Flintshire microbrewery we're proud to support the Real Ale Trail and promote the many great pubs in Flintshire - in turn the trail has boosted our sales as its popularity increases year on year.
Thomas The UK now has more than 1,400 breweries, leading to 11,000 different ales on offer to drinkers, said the Campaign for Real Ale .
Research carried out by the Cooperative shows how Britain has become a nation of real ale converts, with Brits now four times more likely to prefer the taste of real ale to mass-produced beers and 71% of drinkers saying it's important to find locally brewed varieties.
Despite the drinking prowess of the rugby fans, it is another group of guzzlers who top the league for downing the real ale at the Ricoh, Lee revealed.
New licensee Lyndsey Morris said: "The pub will be a shrine to real ale from the Black Country.
Around 28% of real ale drinkers are now aged between 18 to 34, a whopping 2.
The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) has released a list of the UK's top 150 local real ale pubs, which have been nominated by local branch members.
We currently have up to nine real ales available and sell approximately twenty four firkins each week.
The calculation by the Campaign for Real Ale came as the group toasted the booming success of the frothy pint.
While beer sales in pubs slumped by 8% last year, real ale - defined as beer that goes on fermenting in the cask or bottle - dropped just 2%.
Morrisons has developed a taste for real ale, adding another 51 beers to its regional ale range.