Recent headlines would have us believe that red wine drinkers enjoy good health, while those who choose beer are at risk of exactly the opposite. However a closer look at the nutritional content of beer tells a very different story. Beer, when drunk in moderation is one of the healthiest alcoholic drinks around, known down the ages as ‘liquid bread’.

‘Beer is sometimes thought of as an unhealthy drink’, explains Dr George Philliskirk, a biochemist and founder member of the Beer Academy. ‘But, as scientists learn more about the properties of beer, it is clear that hidden away in this seemingly understated, thirst quenching drink is an abundance of health giving properties.’

The Beer, the natural choice? report was produced by the Beer Academy and can be downloaded below.