Many of us choose our food very carefully. We look at the ingredients to be sure they are safe and organic, but when it comes to alcoholic beverages, most people don’t really pay as close attention. This is a big mistake! All of the great food choices you made all week can be ruined just by having a few drinks. I could lecture you about how beer is bad for your liver, but I won’t in this post.
The alcohol industry has lobbied for years to avoid labeling its ingredients. Some do it to protect their recipes, but most do it to hide their harmful ingredients. Here’s some harmful ingredients commonly found in beer.
GMO Corn Syrup
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
and lots more!
Here are the 8 beers that are commonly found in bars in United States that you should stop drinking immediately.
One of the most popular beers is Budweiser. Budweiser contains genetically modified (GMO) corn. Greenpeace discovered experimental GMO rice in Anheuser-Busch (Budweiser) beer in 2007.
Corona has the coolest commercials, always on a tropical beach somewhere, so peaceful and relaxing. There’s just one problem, the Corona beer contains GMO Corn Syrup and Propylene Glycol. Corn syrup causes memory problems, abdominal fat, and has detectable traces of mercury. Propylene glycol is a toxin.
The popular phrase “It’s Miller Time” should be “It’s GMO time.” Miller Lite contains GMO corn and corn syrup.
You should elminate Michelob beer from your choices. This beer has been found to contain a genetically modified sweetener (GMO dextrose).
There is one thing surprising ingredient in Guinness. It’s called isinglass which is fish bladder. So if you’re vegan you definitely don’t want to drink this brand and beware because it is used in the making of some beers and wines.
Pabst Blue Ribbon contains GMO corn and GMO corn syrup.
Newcastle beer contains caramel coloring. Class 3 and 4 caramel coloring is made from ammonia, which is as a carcinogen. While alcohol is a carcinogen itself, adding more to your body is not a wise choice.
If you must drink beer, choose organic beer. Beers that contain 100% organic labels must have ingredients that are all 100% organic. While an “organic” label just means 95% of it will be organic. European beer is most likely to be safe from GMO ingredients but unfortunately, most other beer contains GMO artificial ingredients, stabilizers, grains, preservatives, plus high fructose corn syrup.
GMO Free Beers:
Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)
Wolaver’s – all beers
Lamar Street – Whole Foods label (brewed by Goose Island)
Bison – all beers
Dogfish Head (organic when ingredients available)
Fish Brewery Company – Fish Tale Ales
Lakefront Brewery – Organic ESB
Brooklyn – (organic when ingredients are available)
Pinkus – all beers
Samuel Smiths – Samuel Smiths Organic Ale
Wychwood – Scarecrow Ale
Non-Organic Beers (Unpasteurized & Unfiltered)
Sierra Nevada – all choices
Duck Rabbit – Brown Ale, Porter, Amber Ale, Milk Stout
Dogfish Head- 60 Minute IPA, Shelter Pale Ale, Chicory Stout
Shipyard – Summer Brew
Victory Brewery – Whirlwind
North Coast – Blue Star
Bridgeport – IPA (Bottle conditioned)
Ayinger – all choices
Royal Oak – Pale Ale
Fraziskaner – Hefeweisse and Dunkel Weisse
Weihenstephaner – Hefe Weissbier
Maisel’s – Weisse
Hoegaarden – Belgian Wit
Duchy Original Ale Organic
Mill Street Brewery
Nelson Organic Ale