Beer Myths

7 of the most common myths about beer, debunked

beer 4x3Skye Gould/Business Insider

Beer has been around for thousands of years. And though it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world, it’s also commonly misunderstood.

Even regular drinkers frequently cite myths about how beer can get skunked or how many calories dark beers contain.

We talked to Sheri Jewhurst and Xavier Jirau, respectively the “dictator” and scientific adviser for Brooklyn homebrew club The Brewminaries, to get to the truth about beer.

How many of these facts did you already know?

1. When beer gets skunked

Beer Myths 1

2. The relationship between color and strength

Beer Myths 3

3. Ideal serving temperature

Beer Myths 2

4. The difference between lagers and pilsners

Beer Myths 4

5. Bottled vs. canned

Beer Myths 5

6. Aging time

Beer Myths 6

7. A beer’s a beer

Beer Myths 7


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