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Is Beer Primal/Paleo

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Created July 01, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Is Beer Paleo/Primal, I've been living Primal for 1 year now, i haven't been drinking the stuff. Can Beer be considered a healthy carb? I'm dying to go out and buy a six pack of good ones.

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

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on July 03, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I enjoy a good Granny Smith Cider as an occasional treat on a hot summer day :D Also, thank you VB :)

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on July 02, 2012
at 10:19 PM

The downside of cider is the typically high sugar content. But tasty, yes. :)

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on July 02, 2012
at 10:18 PM

It has a more destructive effect on metabolism than eating the cereal grain? What's the evidence for this?

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on July 02, 2012
at 05:06 PM

They did taste delicious! I got a six pack of Red Stripes, it was a nice break from Scotch and Red Wine.

5e6998b43f68d545ebb739d3a607d12d

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on July 02, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Maybe life is too short because too many people are 'enjoying a cold one' too often. :P

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 01, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Don't agree with the hating on starch.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 10:43 PM

I like red wine too, and I think that must be the only reason this got up voted, because it surely didn't based upon merit.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 10:39 PM

I am so confused why this has gotten so many up votes. You point out that beer has phytoestrogens, and yet so does red wine- resveratrol being the most famed one of them all.ALso, you say that ordering red wine is "becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men." Seriously? WHen and where was it unacceptable for "masculine men" to order red wine?Are you implying that only gay guys used to order red wine?Where I come from drinking red wine is encouraged.WHITE wine is often considered more feminine of a drink, not red.I order white all the time if the occasion calls for it. I don't care.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 10:33 PM

...Yet, I order white wine all the time, particularly if I'm having seafood. Also, when I'm on a date in public, I usually think it's a wise choice to steer clear of red wine, because it stains your teeth and makes it makes me look like (more of) a goofball.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 10:31 PM

I am so confused why this has gotten so many up votes. You point out that beer has phytoestrogens, and yet so does red wine- resveratrol being the most famed one of them all. ALso, you say that ordering red wine is "becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men." Seriously? WHen and where was it unacceptable for "masculine men" to order red wine? Are you implying that only gay guys used to order red wine? Where I come from drinking red wine is encouraged. WHITE wine is often considered more feminine of a drink, not RED.

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 01, 2012
at 09:49 PM

YAYYYYYYYYY red wine!!

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 01, 2012
at 09:47 PM

+1 for cider. Better than beer any day in my book and gluten free.

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on July 01, 2012
at 09:04 PM

My question wasn't about caring about what people think or say, i don't have a problem with drinking wine, i do it all the time

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 08:42 PM

I was just introduced to New Grist. Good beer, but I'm not an aficionado.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on July 01, 2012
at 08:26 PM

it evens out the steak and sashimi we order :)

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on July 01, 2012
at 08:26 PM

the gf beers are... ok at best, but when you just gotta sip one at dinner, it's nice to have it! +1

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

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on July 01, 2012
at 08:25 PM

i still think it's funny!

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:53 PM

+1 for PBR- He was was my neighbor growing up.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:36 PM

I forgot to add that since going paleo, I have become a very cheap date...

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:34 PM

+1 for all the gluten references.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:33 PM

I love you. Thanks for the answer! People, could you please upvote this?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:33 PM

It would be funny, if it did not have gluten and if he is celiac or gluten sensitive - he will remember this night for the rest of his life.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:32 PM

Just go and buy them. No, it is not Paleo but if you really miss it - go ahead and drink. Then come back and post - did it taste as you thought it would? Being Primal for so long will alter your taste for neolithic foods.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:24 PM

but I order Chardonnay all the time because it's good with most appetizers and I'll just continue drinking it through dinner- which is usually seafood anyways. I look like a goofball with red teeth.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:23 PM

rst off, red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances as well, such as resveratrol. Second, where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Most of the time where I'm from it's encouraged to drink red wine, and choice of alcohol totally depends on the occasion, which you're absolutely neglecting. Yeah, I'll look like moron getting a cape-codder on Saturday night at bar, but not on a Sunday afternoon at brunch. Finally, drinking red wine stains your teeth, and for this reason I mostly avoid it when out- especially on a date. White is more feminine wine choice...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:21 PM

First off, red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances as well, such as resveratrol. Second, where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Most of the time where I'm from it's encouraged to drink red wine, and choice of alcohol totally depends on the occasion, which you're absolutely neglecting. Yeah, I'll look like moron getting a cape-codder on Saturday night at bar, but not on a Sunday afternoon at brunch. Secondly, drinking red wine stains your teeth, and for this reason I mostly avoid it when out- especially on a day.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances too, such as resveratrol. Sorry, I'm defending my beer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:13 PM

"It's becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men to opt for red wine." ^ Where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Men drinking WHITE wine is often a bit feminine, but if you're secure with yourself no one is going to be like oh look at that man-chick with a glass of Chardonnay. I bet he crosses his legs. WHen I'm on a date out I practically never drink red wine because it stains my teeth and makes me look like a goof ball.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on July 01, 2012
at 06:44 PM

Assuming you're not a celiac, you'll probably tolerate a beer or 6. :)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

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on July 01, 2012
at 06:43 PM

It's a vice that contributes enough to social and psychological health that I make an exception for it.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 01, 2012
at 08:25 PM

I work in the brew industry and drink beer as its part of my livelihood, I also homebrew cider. When out at events or tastings I just keep to small amounts, 4-6oz. pours, sometimes 2oz as it allows me to try more offerings. Alcohol in general does not impede my goals - I also have no allergies and what few sensitivities I have I am aware of, so I abstain from items that may affect that. As others have said - enjoy yourself, life is too short. If I can offer any advice go to a bar that has outstanding choices and ask for a half pour and have a glass of water in-between. You can always have more :) Cheers!

A great thread on ciders

My notes on GF beer:

There are many choices but unfortunately not are widely available. Yet. Kettlehouse Brewing and Strange Brewing had GF offerings at the American Beer Festival but sadly that was the only place to attain it. Grr! I've also had odds and ends through the Midwest, South and Northeast but they fall into the same categories as Kettlehouse and Strange - can't get 'em or they're one-off's at brewpubs.

If you live in the Portland Oregon area, Deschutes has a GF beer on tap only and it changes on occasion. Hands down this brewer, for all their brews, is outstanding. In addition, and it's slowly trickling out of Oregon and into other states is Omission. It's by Widmer and seriously solid. Outside of the seasonal T'weasonale by Dogfish Head they are the top choices. Another delicious one is by Joseph James but it, like the Omission, is a bit more challenging to find based on your region.

Most definitely widely-available: Red Bridge, New Grist, Bards, Green's, New Planet, St. Peters, Brasserie de Brunehaut, Estrella.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 08:42 PM

I was just introduced to New Grist. Good beer, but I'm not an aficionado.

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B3173217a49b5b0116078775a17eb21d

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on July 01, 2012
at 07:15 PM

I think it might be. If I drink enough of it I start to act like a caveman. Does that count?

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on July 01, 2012
at 08:25 PM

i still think it's funny!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:33 PM

It would be funny, if it did not have gluten and if he is celiac or gluten sensitive - he will remember this night for the rest of his life.

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A2c38be4c54c91a15071f82f14cac0b3

(12682)

on July 01, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Is beer paleo, primal, or a healthy carb? Probably not.

But really, do you need to justify having a beer once in a while? I say go enjoy a cold one, life's too short.

5e6998b43f68d545ebb739d3a607d12d

(63)

on July 02, 2012
at 04:18 AM

Maybe life is too short because too many people are 'enjoying a cold one' too often. :P

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449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

(1567)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:25 PM

No, it's not primal or paleo. That being said, there ARE gluten-free beers out there that aren't terrible, as well as ciders and wines that are quite tasty.

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on July 01, 2012
at 08:26 PM

the gf beers are... ok at best, but when you just gotta sip one at dinner, it's nice to have it! +1

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

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on July 01, 2012
at 09:47 PM

+1 for cider. Better than beer any day in my book and gluten free.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:33 PM

I love you. Thanks for the answer! People, could you please upvote this?

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:19 PM

The downside of cider is the typically high sugar content. But tasty, yes. :)

449e19bbd371a87b653b9b8b56736005

(1567)

on July 03, 2012
at 02:54 AM

I enjoy a good Granny Smith Cider as an occasional treat on a hot summer day :D Also, thank you VB :)

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46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

on July 01, 2012
at 07:35 PM

Beer is the only non-whole9 compliant thing I consume. I am VLC and very strict paleo, but once in a while, I just have to let loose. I went to a backyard wedding yesterday, it was very hot, my husband doesn't drink, and I was in the mood, so I brought a 6 pk of PBR pounders. It was amazing, it killed my craving for beer for a while, and it will probably be another 6-8 months before I do it again.

46c9fbd45b82453f6a2dfe614a853314

(1876)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:36 PM

I forgot to add that since going paleo, I have become a very cheap date...

31381cfeb5d6da6fc75f80ab68e041ea

(560)

on July 01, 2012
at 08:26 PM

it evens out the steak and sashimi we order :)

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:53 PM

+1 for PBR- He was was my neighbor growing up.

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9e3bf43de29f66e5bb7be9c7d176b5e1

on July 01, 2012
at 07:05 PM

Let's see, they're made from grains. Specifically wheat and barley. They contain protein, sometimes as much as 2 grams or more. You know what the main type of protein they contain in particular? Gluten. Finally, unless you're drinking bud light platinum or some other very light and purified beer, they contain liquefied starch, again from grains, that surely has a more destructive effect on metabolism than even eating the cereal grains to begin with. Oh, and don't forget about the phytoestrogens from the hops and whatnot.

Moral of the story: I drink red wine. It's becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men to opt for red wine. You don't even need to go into the above paleo rant...just say you prefer it, or if that doesn't fly, mention carbs/health and people tend to let it slide. Only on the rare occasion when your're tailgating for a game or somewhere else where wine isn't an option can you be forced to consume beer. And on those occasions, it's usually something like bud light platinum for me.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on July 01, 2012
at 11:06 PM

Don't agree with the hating on starch.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:21 PM

First off, red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances as well, such as resveratrol. Second, where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Most of the time where I'm from it's encouraged to drink red wine, and choice of alcohol totally depends on the occasion, which you're absolutely neglecting. Yeah, I'll look like moron getting a cape-codder on Saturday night at bar, but not on a Sunday afternoon at brunch. Secondly, drinking red wine stains your teeth, and for this reason I mostly avoid it when out- especially on a day.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 10:33 PM

...Yet, I order white wine all the time, particularly if I'm having seafood. Also, when I'm on a date in public, I usually think it's a wise choice to steer clear of red wine, because it stains your teeth and makes it makes me look like (more of) a goofball.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:15 PM

Red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances too, such as resveratrol. Sorry, I'm defending my beer.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:24 PM

but I order Chardonnay all the time because it's good with most appetizers and I'll just continue drinking it through dinner- which is usually seafood anyways. I look like a goofball with red teeth.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:23 PM

rst off, red wine contains phytoestrogen-like substances as well, such as resveratrol. Second, where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Most of the time where I'm from it's encouraged to drink red wine, and choice of alcohol totally depends on the occasion, which you're absolutely neglecting. Yeah, I'll look like moron getting a cape-codder on Saturday night at bar, but not on a Sunday afternoon at brunch. Finally, drinking red wine stains your teeth, and for this reason I mostly avoid it when out- especially on a date. White is more feminine wine choice...

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 10:31 PM

I am so confused why this has gotten so many up votes. You point out that beer has phytoestrogens, and yet so does red wine- resveratrol being the most famed one of them all. ALso, you say that ordering red wine is "becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men." Seriously? WHen and where was it unacceptable for "masculine men" to order red wine? Are you implying that only gay guys used to order red wine? Where I come from drinking red wine is encouraged. WHITE wine is often considered more feminine of a drink, not RED.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:13 PM

"It's becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men to opt for red wine." ^ Where and when has it not been acceptable for men to drink red wine? Men drinking WHITE wine is often a bit feminine, but if you're secure with yourself no one is going to be like oh look at that man-chick with a glass of Chardonnay. I bet he crosses his legs. WHen I'm on a date out I practically never drink red wine because it stains my teeth and makes me look like a goof ball.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 10:43 PM

I like red wine too, and I think that must be the only reason this got up voted, because it surely didn't based upon merit.

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on July 01, 2012
at 09:04 PM

My question wasn't about caring about what people think or say, i don't have a problem with drinking wine, i do it all the time

4ef079c57d2140bba4dbf4e30240a645

(4413)

on July 01, 2012
at 09:49 PM

YAYYYYYYYYY red wine!!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on July 01, 2012
at 07:34 PM

+1 for all the gluten references.

Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

(1906)

on July 02, 2012
at 10:18 PM

It has a more destructive effect on metabolism than eating the cereal grain? What's the evidence for this?

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on July 01, 2012
at 10:39 PM

I am so confused why this has gotten so many up votes. You point out that beer has phytoestrogens, and yet so does red wine- resveratrol being the most famed one of them all.ALso, you say that ordering red wine is "becoming increasingly acceptable for masculine men." Seriously? WHen and where was it unacceptable for "masculine men" to order red wine?Are you implying that only gay guys used to order red wine?Where I come from drinking red wine is encouraged.WHITE wine is often considered more feminine of a drink, not red.I order white all the time if the occasion calls for it. I don't care.

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Cce1370922708c50bc90d8234a490118

on November 11, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Omission is a very solid gluten free beer.

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