Beer and milk

QUESTION & ANSWER

Question:once I nearly fell off my (beer)bar stool in amazement. A young Austrian always drinks beer and milk fifty-fifty! The very thought turns my stomach … Is this medically sensible?
J.A.

Answer: judgments about tastes and colours are highly personal and culturally determined. Beer with lemonade, red wine and coca cola, tequila and salt,… Why not beer and milk? Both are natural products, and their combination is not harmful. And, just in case you’re not holding on tight to your bar stool: the national beverage in Mongolia is slightly fermented mares’ milk. A sort of “horse ale”, if you like. Undrinkable for us, a delicacy for them.

 

 

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