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The magical process of turning water into beer has continually influenced society as we know it. Join us whilst we discuss the historical effect of brewing, its current health impacts, and then we will peer into the frosted glass to see what the future holds. Will it soon be classed a superfood? Where will the craft beer revolution lead? Come along for a pint, whilst discussing pints, for the future of pints!
Beer and Health: it's a Livery Business
Will a beer a day keep the doctor away? Will beer cause ‘beer belly’? Are hoppy beers better for you or will they give you ‘man boobs’? This talk will unpick the conflicting headlines regarding alcohol and your health. With recent government guidelines suggesting no amount of alcohol consumption is safe, we will discuss the effects of alcohol on the liver and the dueling roles of genetics and consumption patterns in the development of alcohol-related health problems. We will dissect the concept of ‘moderate’ drinking and finish discussing the potential health effects of beer in particular.
Beermageddon: The Four Horsemen of Flavour
Dr. Mathew Francis (Teaching Fellow in Food Science)
Beer is the third most widely consumed beverage in the world, after water and tea, and the most widely consumed alcoholic beverage. But how much do you know about what goes into beer? This talk will look at each of the main ingredients of beer and some of the latest research that is being carried out on each ingredient. The talk will also include a discussion of how the ingredients of beer have changed over the last 10,000 years and some of the stranger ingredients you might find in your beer today!