I want to deal with a very specific myth about beer, or any alcohol really but since the topic of this blog is beer, then let's stick with that.
Since we are on the topic though, I will mention a few others. All of these are easily debunked on other sites anyway. I'm sure Mythbusters have had a go as well.
- Beer before Liquor, never sicker - Or never mix your grains and grapes.
- Guinness must be poured using the two part pour.
- Drinking beer (or any alcohol) kills brain cells.
So Is my consumption of beer responsible for this loss of memory? Or did aliens labotomise my brain with a spoon? Believe it or not, the alien theory is more likely.
I am happy to report that alcohol does not kill brain cells, well unless poured directly on to the brain that is.
It might cause neuron issue, or more to the point, it looks like lack of B vitamins that drinking excess alcohol results in is the real cause. You would have to be a complete wino to see any real effects and simply cutting down or stop drinking repairs most of the damage.
Either way, I am confident that my drinking this year has not caused me to forget a cancelled show.
Now, I clearly need to make a foil hat to prevent the Aliens from finding me again.