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Alcohol - How Does It Give Us Cancer?

Lucy Eccles | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Eccles

Research by World Cancer Research Fund shows that drinking alcohol is linked to an increased risk of several cancers: bowel, breast, mouth and throat, oesophageal, stomach and liver. In the UK, 21,000 cases of cancer could be prevented each year if nobody drank alcohol, but how does alcohol actually interact with us to cause such a drastic effect?

The Heineken VIP Experience

Mike Gerrard | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Despite many trips to Amsterdam, and several visits to places including the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt's House and the Anne Frank House, I'd never been to the Heineken Experience. I decided that if I was going to go then I was going to do it properly, and joined a VIP Tour, which needs booking in advance.

A Beer A Day Could Keep The Doctor Away, Study Suggests

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Drinking a pint of beer a day could reduce the risk of having a stroke or developing heart disease, a new study has found. Researchers said moderate ...

Britain's Smallest Pub Opens In Garden Shed

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 21.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Britain’s smallest pub has started serving its first pints in a shed smaller than a snooker table. The tiny bar, which “fits comfortably in a tra...

6 Boozy Advent Calendars That'll Make Christmas Extra Merry

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Advent calendars have had an adult upgrade, which is guaranteed to make Christmas extra merry. Alcohol-filled advent calendars are back in stores and...

Drinking Beer Makes Us More Sociable And Less Shy About Sex, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Scientists have confirmed what most of us have known since our very first night out: alcohol makes people more sociable and less embarrassed about sex...

Virtual Reality And Beer: The Next Frontier

Dougal Sharp | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dougal Sharp

I'm willing to bet, that when you think of Virtual Reality you're not thinking about beer. Virtual Reality and beer in fact, seem like odd bedfellows; how does one drink a virtual pint you might ask.

7 Signs It's Beer O'Clock (As If You Needed A Sign)

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

In honour of International Beer Day on 5 August, we’re celebrating all the times only a pint will do. Whether you’re a lover of lager or more of ...

Artificial Intelligence Wants Your Feedback On Its First Batch Of Beer

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech

The world’s first beer brewed by artificial intelligence is here, and now the AI wants to know what you think of its efforts to help make it even ta...

Beer Ads Recreate Maternity Photos, But 'Beer Bellies Are No Laughing Matter'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 29.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A series of beer adverts have divided opinion by showing men in a maternity-style photoshoot cradling their "beer bellies". The adverts, created for G...

500 Years of State Beer Regulation in Bavaria

Stuart Forster | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

Not every celebration calls for Champagne. To mark the 500th anniversary of the introduction of Bavaria's Reinheitsgebot beer seems more appropriate.

Finally, Eating At McDonald's Can Get You A Six Pack

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Comedy

The fine people of continental Europe have been lucky enough to experience ordering beer in McDonald's for a long time, and now Austrian restaurants a...

Beer Is the Balm to Soothe the Referendum Battle

Jane Peyton | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jane Peyton

If only there was a magical balm to soothe the fractious and febrile atmosphere of the Referendum. There is and it's called beer - Britain's national tipple. How fortuitous then that Beer Day Britain, national beer day, happens on June 15th. This means that the Brexiteers and the Remains can sit down together, in a pub, and have a jolly time united by their love of the world's favourite alcoholic drink - beer.

Let's Get Down to Beersness

Greg Bennett | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK Politics
Greg Bennett

Munching down fish and chips while enjoying a pint of Broadside is a must-do when visiting Southwold. Even if your face is more battered by the wind than your cod is by the fryer; and even if you're soggier from the rain than your chips are from the vinegar. In fact it all tends to add to the whole experience.

There's Now A London Marathon Beer Map

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you're hitting up the London Marathon this year, but will be supporting rather than running, we've got just the thing for you. The beer aficionados...

Vaginal Beer Now Exists And It's Beyond Weird

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

First there was vagina bread, now it seems vagina beer is the order of the day. The beer labelled 'Bottle Instinct' is the first in the world to be c...

They've Got Bottle, but could BrewDog end up with IP hangover after beer recipe release?

Wayne Beynon | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Wayne Beynon

What happens, for example, if home-brewers manage to master the recipes, bottle them, and sell them for a profit? Could BrewDog be opening a floodgate of potential copyright or design infringements? Worse still: if supermarket own brands start tasting like BrewDog's Punk IPA, how could they prove, or stop it?

Beer Could Help Us Fight Cancer. No Really

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Tech

The ingredient used to balance the flavours in beer could help us fight cancer, scientists have said. Hops, a little plant bud, contains vital molecul...

Irish Pub Discovers Brilliant Way To Serve A Half Pint

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those who are looking to moderate their drinking levels this year, a pub in Ireland has found a rather niche way to serve half-a-pint. Rather ...

Advisory Beer Limits For Men Could Soon Be The Same As Women

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 31.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In what will probably upset Friday night pub-goers, men could soon be advised to drink no more than one-and-a-half pints of beer per day. The advis...

Best London Bars and Pubs of 2015

Chris Osburn | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Osburn

London has been a great place to drink for many a year. This year, for me, it seemed even better than before. My favourite watering holes continued to please while a handful of bars and pubs new or otherwise previously unknown to me caught my attention with great service, comfy digs and - most importantly - quality quaffs.

Master Brewsters in Flanders - Women Reclaim Ancient Position as Expert Brewers in Flanders

Judith Lewis | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Lewis

Women used to be the master brewers (brewsters) in years gone by and they made damn fine beer. In medieval times, brewing was women's work and they made beer as part of the family's food.

A Beer Feast With Christmas Dinner

Jane Peyton | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Peyton

Beer has several properties that make it a perfect libation with food - water, carbon dioxide, hops and, quite often, bitterness (although not all beers are bitter), myriad flavours, diversity in body, texture, mouthfeel - all of which are very useful in cutting, contrasting, or complementing what we eat.

Teenager Named Bud Weisser Arrested For Trespass At Budweiser Brewery

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK

In scenes of a completely bizarre nature, a teenager named Bud Weisser has been arrested for trespassing at a beer factory. But not just any beer f...

60-Year-Old Uses Incredible Yoga Skills To Down A Pint Of Beer

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A 60-year-old has wowed the internet by downing a pint of beer while doing yoga. The flexible fella showed off his party trick after his step child...