One of our loyal readers, Max, pointed us to an article he read that shows beer is great for post workout hydration.
The subjects in the study were asked to run on a treadmill at temperatures of 104F (40C) until they were close to exhaustion. Once they had reached the point of giving up, researchers measured their hydration levels, motor skills, and concentration ability.
Half of the subjects were given two half pints of Spanish lager to drink, and the other half were given just water.
Garzon said that the rehydration effection in those who were given beer was “slightly better” than those who were given only water. He also believes that the carbon dioxide in beer helps quench thirst more quickly, and that beer’s carbohydrates replace calories lost during physical exertion.
With that kind of information, Lance’s Brews Day Beer Reviews will help pick out the best choices for your rehydration beverage.
See…we knew that there was value to beer and mountain bikes in one site. Besides, we were looking out for you! Oh by the way…you’re welcome! 🙂
A while back our resident Beer Expert, Lance “Lush” Lowry reviewed a stout called Old Rasputin.
Moe gave me a bottle of this stuff to try. As I’m drinking it I’m reading Lance’s review and trying to see if I could taste what he’s talking about…Well I don’t know about the sweet oatmeal taste he’s talking about, but I do know it certainly has put hair on my chest.
The 9% alcohol is doable…But then again I’m not so great at handling spirits…
So this Old Rasputin is pretty gnarly. I like dark beers, but this like drinking alcoholic espresso! Lance was right, this thing is super thick…but its REALLY GOOD! Man, Lance knows what he’s talking about!
As you all know we do have a Brews Day category where our very own Lance Lowry goes into great detail to talk about the beer of the week. I love his articles because it’s always interesting and makes me want to try something new.
For as long as I could remember, mountain biking and beer have gone hand in hand. Heck my favorite beer is Fat Tire Ale…inspired by a bike riding beer brewing fella. Anyhow, I can’t help but wonder if people have this mental image of beer drinking mountain bikers. Some may assume that these beer drinkin’ athletes are big gutted, slow and unshaven.
But then again there’s people like Lance who leads the Brews Day articles…the dude has less than 10% body fat on him…and he’s fast, plus he doesn’t even have any facial hair. So maybe the generalization that people may associate with beer and mountain bikers are subject to the ones they’ve come across that like both.