Well I thought today was a good day to do some research on how to enjoy one of our favorite green beverages and lessen one of the immediate, not so fun side effects...bloating. We've all been there, and it's no fun, it's uncomfortable and not very attractive so follow these tips and tricks and drink all the green beer you want today (responsibly of course ;)
Max Bakker, a High End Master Cicerone for Anheuser-Busch InBev, knows exactly how to drink beer properly.
"I always recommend pouring beer into a glass. Why? One of the bi-products of fermentation in beer is carbon dioxide. In beer, carbon dioxide delivers the aromas of the hops, yeast and malt from the glass to your nose; it creates the tingle on your tongue, and is the principal backbone for beer's signature foam top."
According to Bakker, once you take a sip of beer -- especially if you do so directly from the can or bottle -- your next bite of food or sip of a drink acts as a nucleation site, meaning the gas trapped in the beer gets released inside your stomach.
Ideally, The best way to properly enjoy your beer and lessen the effect of carbon dioxide expanding in your stomach is to always pour your beer into a chilled clean glass free of dust, dirt, and oils.
Sounds easy enough right? Have a fun and safe St. Patty's Day and make sure to take care of your designated driver. They are the true unsung hero's of this day, Not the leprachan.