Saturday, April 26, 2014

How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk

Source: Esquire

Jim Koch knows beer. He also knows a beer trick that may change your life.

... co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, ... Jim Koch...
Joseph Owades was a flat-out genius. With a PhD in biochemistry ... and an early job in the fermentation sciences department at Fleischmann’s...
... Owades knew ... that active dry yeast has an enzyme in it called alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH) ... if you also have that enzyme in your stomach when the alcohol first hits it, the ADH will begin breaking it down before it gets into your bloodstream and, thus, your brain. 

“And it will mitigate – not eliminate – but mitigate the effects of alcohol!” Koch told me.

In his final years Owades even patented a product called Prequel, an all-natural pill similarly designed to limit drunkenness. No companies wanted to deal with the potential liabilities of the product, and Owades died in 2005 at the age of 86.

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