Ask Bacchus: For The Love Of Beer

First off: Happy Birthday to Luke! Second: were you at Trivia Night last night? Wow, it was so much fun and the competition came down to the wire...click here for a recap and pics. Finally, do you like beer? Our Tap Tuesday special means all draft beer is $3 from open to close.

Why do people like beer?
Since it’s $3 Tap Tuesday at Bacchus, we decided to provide this list of the top 5 reasons we love it.

If you’re not a fan of beer, we hope this list will at least encourage you to see the goodness in it.

It Tastes Good
Some people may argue that this is a controversial reason, since everyone has different tastebuds. We disagree. Since there are so many different flavors of beer out there, someone is bound to find something they like the taste of. We recommend a light and bright hefeweizen to those who don’t think they are fans of beer, or a fruity shandy.

It Makes You Feel Good
Just like other types of alcohol, beer can give you a nice buzz. But beer is typically relatively low in alcohol content, around 4-6%. This is great because it reduces the risk that alcohol will sneak up on you and leave you wasted, unless you’re drinking an unusually strong beer. Even more interesting, the Indiana Alcohol Research Center found that just the taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol, can trigger the production of dopamine, making you feel good.

It’s Refreshing
There’s nothing like sipping on a cold, fizzy beer on a hot day. Though beer technically dehydrates you, it can taste incredibly refreshing. Light, bright flavors along with bubbling carbonation and cold temperatures make beer the perfect way to cool down.

It’s Communal
Whether you or your friends are enjoying a pint at the local bar or you’re sharing cans at a house party, beer is a very social drink. It loosens your tongue to make discussion easier and provides you with a wealth of flavors to discuss. Best of all, it won’t get you too drunk if you are casually sipping, so that you won’t make a fool out of yourself (at least, not because of alcohol).

It Makes You More Creative
If we need a little boost in creativity (and we’re not on the job), we love sipping on a beer to get our minds going. Beer has been proven to boost creativity by making you feel more relaxed and less worried about what’s going on around you. This enhanced creativity can make you better in social situations and artistic ones as well.

Give one of our tap beers a try today for just $3. Add a sandwich or flatbread pizza to your order and make it a delicious meal! Cheers to Luke and cheers to feeling good!

JL