Tag Archives: Opinion

Beers to Your Health?

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, April 10th.

In today’s world of chronic information overload, it is often quite easy to find a study or report that supports a “pro” or “con” position on just about any topic. The relative healthiness of beer drinking is not immune to this infuriating phenomenon and there are many recent examples which proclaim that either beer is good for you or bad for you. I wasn’t able to find an example of those two positions appearing on the same Internet media page, but it would not surprise me one bit if that hasn’t occurred somewhere before. Today we will delve into some of these claims and try to make some sense of this topic in a look at beer from a health perspective.

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From the Hop Press: The Great Drinking Age Debate

The Hop Press

My latest featured article for RateBeer’s The Hop Press… posted on Saturday, January 3oth.

I guess that I was not surprised to read this week that the Vermont Legislature had, again, taken up the volatile question of whether the legal drinking age should be changed from the current 21 years back to 18. The reason that I was not that surprised was that this highly polarizing issue has simmered (raged?) in the background of society, occasionally flaring up into the spotlight of the media, for many years.

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