By Rich 41 Comments This question was recently submitted by a reader, and to tell you the truth I did not know much about the formaldehyde in beer issue. So to start off I figured a definition of formaldehyde was in order: Being exposed to formaldehyde may increase the risk of developing leukemia and brain cancer. So not only do I now think of corpses, but now I have brain cancer on the brain…. I am really hoping this does not turn out to be true at this point. As I began my research into this question, a few things became clear: There appears to be some truth to the rumor in Chinese beers, There does not seem to be strong evidence of this rumor outside of China There does not seem to be a definitive answer on the subject China appears to use formaldehyde First of all, why on earth would breweries knowingly use formaldehyde? As it turns out it is a very inexpensive clarifying agent that lightens the color of the beer and extends its shelf life. Although some Chinese breweries claim that they have discontinued the practice, there are a number of beers sold in China that are very cheap and low quality intended to be affordable to the masses , and it has been stated that these lower quality brews still use formaldehyde to keep costs down. So how widespread is the use of formaldehyde in Chinese beer?
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Brewing A 16th-century brewery The process of making beer is known as brewing. A dedicated building for the making of beer is called a brewery, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of its history. A company that makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. Beer made on a domestic scale for non-commercial reasons is classified as homebrewing regardless of where it is made, though most homebrewed beer is made in the home.
Brewing beer is subject to legislation and taxation in developed countries , which from the late 19th century largely restricted brewing to a commercial operation only.
Discovered by collector Bob Porter, this dating code has been exceptionally useful in deciphering the history of certain beer can labels and brands. It is reproduced here with his permission. The code appears along the bottom edge of the can.
A Guide to Dates on Beer Bottles Posted on April 15th, Most beer bottles have some sort of date on them, but figuring out what they mean can be a bit confusing. Many brewers will buy these bottles back from a retailer a full retail price, so there is no reason to keeping old beer on the shelf. For many years A-B recommended a shelf life of days, but a few years ago extended that to days. While getting a beer as fresh as possible is great, aged beer can be pretty wonderful , so which beer should you pick up from the store?
Well aging beer is unfortunately not as simple as letting a beer sit on a store shelf. Beer only ages correctly under the proper conditions.
Should I pay any attention to my beer’s ‘born-on’ date?
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History of brewing. Before bce, beer was made from barley in Sumer and s on Egyptian tombs dating from bce show that barley or partly germinated barley was crushed, mixed with water, and dried into cakes. When broken up and mixed with water, the cakes gave an extract that was fermented by microorganisms accumulated on the surfaces of fermenting vessels.
Cask or keg The process of making beer is known as brewing. A dedicated building for the making of beer is called a brewery, though beer can be made in the home and has been for much of its history. A company that makes beer is called either a brewery or a brewing company. Beer made on a domestic scale for non-commercial reasons is classified as homebrewing regardless of where it is made, though most homebrewed beer is made in the home.
Brewing beer is subject to legislation and taxation in developed countries , which from the late 19th century largely restricted brewing to a commercial operation only. However, the UK government relaxed legislation in , followed by Australia in and the US in , allowing homebrewing to become a popular hobby.
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Guys and their beer-loving girls can enjoy craft beer tastings, brewery tours, sporting events, beer gardens, and if you’re really looking for a challenge, you can attempt to brew your own. The possibilities for fun, creative dates are endless.
Image courtesy of Lock, Stock, and History Beer, that favorite beverage of football fans, frat boys, and other macho stereotypes—at least according to the advertisers—actually has a very long, distinguished heritage. As soon as humans settled down and learned to cultivate grains, some 13, years ago, the possibility for fermentation—a naturally occurring phenomenon—presented itself. Beer became so important to ancient Mesopotamian culture that the Sumerians created a goddess of brewing and beer, Ninkasi , and one anonymous poet, smitten with her powers, penned a hymn to her in B.
The beer had an alcohol concentration of 3. Hymn to Ninkasi Part I Borne of the flowing water, Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag, Borne of the flowing water, Tenderly cared for by the Ninhursag, Having founded your town by the sacred lake, She finished its great walls for you, Ninkasi, having founded your town by the sacred lake, She finished it’s walls for you, Your father is Enki, Lord Nidimmud, Your mother is Ninti, the queen of the sacred lake.
Ninkasi, you are the one who soaks the malt in a jar, The waves rise, the waves fall.
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And what about the dried doum-palm fruit, which has been giving off a worrisome fungusy scent ever since it was dropped in a brandy snifter of hot water and sampled as a tea? At last, Patrick McGovern, a year-old archaeologist, wanders into the little pub, an oddity among the hip young brewers in their sweat shirts and flannel. Proper to the point of primness, the University of Pennsylvania adjunct professor sports a crisp polo shirt, pressed khakis and well-tended loafers; his wire spectacles peek out from a blizzard of white hair and beard.
According to , Anheuser-Busch is changing the way they view a beer’s shelf life. In the past, If an A-B brand beer went days without selling, A-B crews would sweep into bars and restaurants, hand the retailer a check for the value of the beer .
What Do We Want? I would love to see all beer have mandatory bottle dating guidelines. We expect and use expiration dates on almost all of the food we buy, and although beer does not technically expire I think we all deserve to know exactly when our beers have been bottled. Many breweries already do this, some better than others, while others many of which I would consider the best breweries in the world offer no date at all.
To complicate things even more many breweries do not bottle date all of their beers, just a select few. Many bottle date on the outside of the case box, but most of us unless you live in Pennsylvania, I guess will purchase those beers after they are removed from that box and shelved at our local store. Is it 3 months? It is time for one universal bottle dating system. Will this be more expensive for some of the breweries? Maybe so, but many of the smallest micro brews in the country manage to clearly stamp or mark their bottles.
Here is my proposition: