7 of the most common beer myths debunked

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Beer has been around for thousands of years. And though it’s one of the most popular beverages in the world, it’s also commonly misunderstood.

Even regular beer drinkers will frequently cite myths about how a beer gets skunked or how many calories are in dark beers. In honor of National Beer Day we’ve decided to debunk some of those myths.

We got in touch with Sheri Jewhurst and Xavier Jirau, respectively the “dictator” and scientific adviser for Brooklyn homebrew club The Brewminaries, to get to the truth about beer.

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Myth 1: When cold beer gets warm it gets skunked

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Myth 2: Dark beers are strong beers

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Myth 3: Beer is meant to be served ice cold

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Myth 4: Lagers and pilsners are the same thing

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Myth 5: Canned beers are cheap

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Myth 6: You should age craft beers

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Myth 7: All beer is basically the same

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