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(Gawker)   Yale professor of physiology has scientifically proven that's impossible to get drunk on beer. Fark: Proved this in 1955   (gawker.com) divider line 119
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2008-07-18 11:50:00 AM
My wife is "high" and "tight", but I don't think it's due to drinking beer.
 
2008-07-18 11:51:05 AM
www.bruisin-ales.com

+

www.drink19thhole.com

= Good Times
 
2008-07-18 12:03:06 PM
fireclown: mrshowrules: Drank a Belgium Beer that was 10%. The name was something like "Abaye Maddeson Blond". Something like that but I am sure I got the spelling wrong.


My name is Fireclown, and I am a beer snob. I love me some Belgian.


You should have by job. I travel to Belgium 4 times a year on business. I love Maes, Jupiler and Leffe. There is 400 brands in Brussels alone. I think close to a thousand in the entire country. I've probably tried about a hundred. The ones I don't like are the cherry flavoured ones. They are horrible. The beers are not only awesome but the bartenders know just how to pour it. They are always served in a glass matching the brand and with the perfect amount of head on it. Go outside the tourist areas and you can buy fantastic beers for under a Euro ($1.60 US).
 
2008-07-18 12:13:09 PM
fireclown: mrshowrules: Drank a Belgium Beer that was 10%. The name was something like "Abaye Maddeson Blond". Something like that but I am sure I got the spelling wrong.


My name is Fireclown, and I am a beer snob. I love me some Belgian.


HOEGGARDEN!

That stuff is the bomb. I got it once at this Irish themed pub in Victoria, B.C. and the barkeep said "Yeah it'll knock you on your ass.......AND IT COMES IN THIS MEAN FARKING GLASS!" and pulled out one of the heaviest steins I have ever seen in my life.
 
2008-07-18 12:25:54 PM
Thank God he is full of shiat. Of course it's possible to get chicks drunk on beer, Or else I would never have gotten laid in college.
 
2008-07-18 12:49:29 PM
Chimpasaurus: Sam Adams Utopias, 27% ABV:

Not a beer. Beer based perhaps but it would have to distilled to get that alcohol. Wine or beer, when the alcohol hits about 18%, it kills the yeast and can only be further fortified by distillation or addition of distlled alchohol.
 
2008-07-18 01:10:12 PM
1. I wonder if he had a government grant for this study?

2. Maybe they were doing it wrong.

3. What kind of beer was used in the study?

4. Can this "study" be continued? I think that the results so far can be disputed by other, more reputable, scientist; say in Australia, or in Germany. They actually have REAL beer there.
 
2008-07-18 01:12:40 PM
mrshowrules: ou should have by job. I travel to Belgium 4 times a year on business. I love Maes, Jupiler and Leffe. There is 400 brands in Brussels alone. I think close to a thousand in the entire country. I've probably tried about a hundred. The ones I don't like are the cherry flavoured ones. They are horrible. The beers are not only awesome but the bartenders know just how to pour it. They are always served in a glass matching the brand and with the perfect amount of head on it. Go outside the tourist areas and you can buy fantastic beers for under a Euro ($1.60 US).

DO you need an assistant? Working on an MBA right now, and I work real, real cheap. For tickets and guided tour of Belgian pubs,in fact.
 
2008-07-18 01:36:07 PM
Hah, no, he proved it was scientifically impossible to get drunk on American beer.

As an Australian, I support this finding.
 
2008-07-18 02:04:11 PM
FTfA: "Thanks, science!"


I sense a new Fark meme/cliche....
 
2008-07-18 02:40:54 PM
Forty-Two: Well, it seems scientifically impossible for any of us to get drunk on beer in 1955, I'll give him that.

Smart ass
 
2008-07-18 02:44:24 PM
fta' But the capacity of the human stomach is one and one-half to two quarts.'

obviously there is no reason for this article past the year 2000.

/I have completed the dairy challenge
 
2008-07-18 02:46:40 PM
1955? Quick fire up the Delorean! We'll show him!
 
2008-07-18 03:46:51 PM
waterintowino.typepad.com

Arrogant Bastard Ale FTW.

Interestingly enough, according to berylman's link, I can drink 2 22 oz. bottles of the Bastard and still be OK to drive. Theoretically, anyway.
 
2008-07-18 04:33:33 PM
Also happy to prove things in 1955:

www.criticalgamers.com
 
2008-07-18 05:31:25 PM
Luthiel: Arrogant Bastard Ale FTW.

Farkin-A. Double Bastard if you really want to live. Oaked Arrogant as well. F*ck I want some.
 
2008-07-18 07:23:52 PM
Why did I open a beer thread on a Friday afternoon when I'm trying to not drink this weekend? Damn sensible diet.
 
2008-07-19 12:37:53 AM
Okay, there's got to be at least one hard-core nerd on here that has access to old scientific papers. I believe the official publication that the article is talking about is:

Greenberg LA: "The definition of an intoxicating beverage." Q J Stud Alcohol. 1955 Jun;16(2):316-25

here's the Pubmed entry...

I'm begging you all: somebody please find a digital copy of this for me! Though I suppose I could make a desperate attempt to get one via inter-library loan somewhere. I am a self-proclaimed brewing nerd, and this seems like a vitally important reference...

And speaking of the earlier posts on "beer farts", I've nerded about that online previously myself...
 
2008-07-19 10:01:22 PM
mrshowrules: Chimpasaurus: Sam Adams Utopias, 27% ABV:

Not a beer. Beer based perhaps but it would have to distilled to get that alcohol. Wine or beer, when the alcohol hits about 18%, it kills the yeast and can only be further fortified by distillation or addition of distlled alchohol.


yeah, it is a beer. according to Modern Marvels, they developed some sort of super yeast that can survive those proofs. from what they said it's not really carbonated, more of a spirit with a thin foam on top.

\ can't stand beer
\\ prefers tequila
 
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