Oktoberfest 2014 has officially started last September 20, and once again, the world is going crazy for what is considered to be Germany’s most celebrated festival. The United States, known for being a party-lover, is especially all for the annual celebration because cold bottles and glasses of beer are never absent in important American events like the Superbowl and the NBA Finals. Aside from being a great party drink, however, a recent article written by Danny Gallagher for COED noted that there might be nutritional benefits to drinking beer:
The results of a new study published in the Behavioral Brain Research journal showed that beer contains a certain ingredient that can actually improve cognitive functions. It’s called xanthohumol and the study found that it actually improved cognitive function in younger mice. They gave the mice an extremely high dose of the stuff or enough from drinking 2,000 liters of beer a day and found that it actually made the mice smarter over time.
Many would argue that the study COED reported about is another reason for people to grab a cold bottle of beer and drink it with much gusto. But for events like Oktoberfest, mere mass-produced beer simply will not do as drinking enthusiasts are looking to try out craft beer, a specialty brew made by local pubs. As these microbrewers do not own or do not need to buy the complex equipment that dedicated manufacturers use, they rely on more compact equipment such as a reverse osmosis machine created and distributed by AXEON Water Technologies.
Many beer pubs and small-scale specialized breweries use commercial reverse osmosis systems in making craft beer for their businesses and for celebrated events like Oktoberfest. This is because reverse osmosis is more efficient than distillation (which is used in the beer-making process) in removing particulates as small as molecular ions from solutions. This helps craft beer brewers ensure that their products have better taste and color than the drinks other beer-makers create.
Even though reverse osmosis systems are more commonly used for water purification, craft beer makers have already greatly benefited from using the technology for their business. After all, anything which can help improve the process of brewing—and as a result, the quality of craft beers—would bring about a long-term positive impact on their business, their industry, and their customers.
(Source: More Good Beer News: It’s Good For Your Brain, COED, September 27, 2014)