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Beer, Oh Happy Produce Of Our Isle – And Good For Us Too!

by | 8th, July 2014

Inn Keeper Brown, right, 47-year-old ex-service man of an unidentified English village, used the toy gun he is holding to help capture the crew of a German bomber forced down, July 12, 1940. Brown sold a two-weeks’ supply of beer and all to those who came to listen to the. (AP Photo)

 

THE Mail brings us the glorious news that beer is actually good for us :

Mine’s a pint: Full of vitamins, high in fibre, low on sugar and good for your hair the benefits of beer
Beer is being hailed for its health benefits and vitamin levels
Research suggests drinking beer might help prevent Alzheimer’s
Hops have ‘aphrodisiac-like qualities’ and could balance hormones
Contains minerals including phosphorus, iodine, magnesium and potassium

Well, yes, aphrodisiac qualities: who has not suffered from beer goggles at one time or another? But those health effects are quite true and some of us have the bellies to prove that we’ve known this for decades.

The thing is that the Mail isn’t the first to point this out to use. We all know Hogarth’s “Gin Lane”, drunk for a penny, dead drunk for tuppence. But many fewer know that

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