Bud Light's latest ad campaign accuses companies like Coors and Miller of using corn syrup to make beer.
Would it be impolite to point out that Buds-based Anheuser-Busch uses a number of its own products, including Bud Ice, Busch, Busch Lite, King Cobra and Natural Ice, as well as their trashy trailer park Drinks Raz-Ber-Rita, Lime-A-Rita, Straw-Ber-Rita, and Mang-O-Rita?
Dilly is very stupid, not to mention hypocrisy. Talk about the chutzpah. Second, and I think, more importantly, it does not matter if a beer company uses corn syrup, rice syrup (as Bud Light suggests) or candied turkey to make their beer.
None of this ends up in the final product.
Making Beer 1
Yeast is needed to make beer. Yeast needs a substrate to feed on, usually glucose or fructose, but practically every sugar works. The yeast eats them and turns them into ethanol until there is no more sugar.
This process is inherent to all living beings. Suppose you had a pork chop for dinner. That does not mean pork pieces covered in mint jelly float around your body. No, your digestive system has broken it down into its components.
We use what we need for energy, construction, repair, and nutrients, and what we do not use is eliminated. In the case of yeast, they need sugar for energy production and reproduction, regardless of their form, and their waste product is ethanol.
But even if the beer contained corn syrup, it's so ridiculous … even if it contained corn syrup, it would not make much difference. It is not really better or worse than the refined white sugar that it could possibly replace. They also contain no nutrients.
More Beer Devilry?
Part of me thinks that Bud Lite wants the audience to associate corn syrup with fructose-free corn syrup, which makes the Bejesus fear of everyone. White sugar is a combination of 50 percent glucose and 50 percent fructose. The type of high-fructose corn syrup used in soft drinks is 45 percent glucose and 55 percent fructose. No big difference, right?
Even the man who did the first studies that demonized the high fructose corn syrup, I'm sorry that he started with all the paranoid delusion. Sure, there is some evidence that corn syrup with high fructose content is related to all the fat beer drinkers we see wading around, but the compound is weak.
I admit that corn played an important role in making us one of the biggest countries in the world, but that's largely because we've grown so much of it, which is causing food manufacturers to getting really creative and making thousands and thousands of low calorie, low quality foods. (See the average grain history.)
Well no, there's no corn syrup in your beer, and even if there was one, it would not be important to give you zero calories that are easily accessible. t need.
Drink that, not that!
Booze it, get healthy at the same time