The Hysteria Over Beer Ingredients
At its core, beer is constructed of four ingredients: water, hops, yeast, and grain, most commonly barley malt. Of course, breweries are always tinkering. Perhaps they’ll add a fistful of corn kernels to lighten a beer’s body and color, or dump in dextrose (sugar) to dry out a beer and goose alcohol content — commonplace in crafting an imperial IPA. These ingredients are hardly harmful. But blogger Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe, whipped consumers into a lather by claiming that brewers dump MSG, dyes, and propylene glycol (an ingredient in antifreeze) into beer. Though her claims have largely been discredited, the outcry led MillerCoors and Anheuser-Busch InBev to post beer ingredient online. Nefarious? Nah. To see something scary, look at the ingredient list for soda.
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