Beer Is a Rich Source of Silicon and May Help Prevent Osteoporosis

A new study suggests that beer is a significant source of dietary silicon, a key ingredient for increasing bone mineral density. Researchers from the Department of Food Science & Technology at the University of California, studied commercial beer production to determine the relationship between beer production methods and the resulting silicon content, concluding that beer is a rich source of dietary silicon.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/02/100208091922.htm

Tokyo – Brew Dog Beer

This is a beer inspired by a 1980’s space invaders arcade game played in Japan’s capital.

The irony of existentialism, the parody of being and the inherent contradictions of post-modernism, all so delicately conveyed by the blocky, pixelated arcade action have all been painstakingly recreated in this bottles contents.

This imperial stout is brewed with copious amounts of speciality malts, jasmine and cranberries. After fermentation we then dry-hop this killer stout with a bucketload of our favourite hops before carefully ageing the beer on French toasted oak chips.

It is all about moderation. Everything in moderation, including moderation itself. What logically follows is that you must, from time, have excess. This beer is for those times.

http://www.brewdog.com/tokyo.php

Bottoms up for beer bathers

Punjapit HQ need one of these….

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Beer lovers are being given the chance to take the plunge in a health spa pool – filled with 42,000 pints of lager.

Spa bosses in Starkenberg, Austria, claim that beer can treat skin conditions, blood circulation and can even help cure wounds.

The spa – part of a local brewery – contains seven 13ft long pools filled with beer which you can even ask to be served chilled or heated.

Bathers can try drinking the bathwater but head barman Markus Amann, 23, said: “I’d rather swim than swallow, as we have enough cold beer on tap at the bars next to the pools.

http://web.orange.co.uk/article/quirkies/bottoms_up_for_beer_bathers?sid=e2806ae3c176

Beer and chips off the menu for Celtic’s Japanese midfielder Koki

http://thestar.com.my/sports/story.asp?file=/2009/9/13/sports/4707557&sec=sports

 

Japanese midfielder Koki Mizuno believes he has uncovered the perfect recipe to serve up a regular place in the Celtic line-up — by turning his back on chips and beer.

The advice came from international team-mate Shunsuke Nakamura, who left Parkhead for Espanyol in June.

“Shunsuke was a great player and adored by all Celtic supporters,” 24-year-old Mizuno told the Daily Record newspaper.

“I watched him closely so I could learn from him and he told me how I could become a great Celtic player like him.

“He told me not to touch alcohol and chips — that was his advice to me — but I tried them one night and I won’t be doing that again. I didn’t feel too great.”

Mizuno, signed from JEF United last year, believes he learnt many other lessons from terrace idol Nakamura.

“I am not a huge player but Shun­suke was small like me. The difference, though, is he made up for that with his strength which meant players couldn’t push him off the ball,” said Mizuno.

“I am small in height and build but I knew after arriving I needed to increase my strength to be just like Shunsuke and make sure I couldn’t be pushed off the ball easily.

“That is why I push weights after training because I know ability alone is not good enough in Scotland.”

Mizuno now wants to replace Nakamura in the hearts of Celtic fans.

“Shunsuke is such a big personality in Japan. I know what I need to do to make headlines back home like him.

“I know I have to turn in big performances for Celtic and that means getting myself into the Celtic team.”

Mizuno, who scored once in 10 appearances last season, has struggled to hold down a regular first team place at Celtic with players like Aiden McGeady and Shaun Maloney often getting the nod ahead of him.

But he refuses to get too down-hearted.

“It takes time for players to adapt to a new lifestyle and club, especially when you come from somewhere such as Japan,” he added.

“I have big competition to get into the team from the likes of McGeady and Maloney, who are great players. But I believe I can force my way into the team. I am hoping to do that soon because I love the way (coach) Tony Mowbray plays the game.

“I have two years left on my contract and I want to make sure I get another one.” — AFP