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Caffeine beer

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by dontoe, Jul 3, 2005.

  1. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    BBC
    Last Updated: Sunday, 3 July, 2005, 13:31 GMT 14:31 UK

    Caffeine beer sparks binge fears

    [​IMG] Campaigners fear people will drink for longer

    A beer made with caffeine is being launched in the UK amid fears it could fuel binge drinking.

    Each bottle of BE beer contains 5% alcohol and 60.4mg of caffeine, as well as guarana and ginseng and flavouring to give it a sweet, fruity taste.

    Campaigners fear the caffeine will spur drinkers to consume more beer by keeping them awake.

    But maker Anheuser-Busch said customers would be encouraged to drink sensibly, as they were with other drinks.

    And it said the beer would meet customer demand for greater choice and variety.

    Heavy drinkers

    BE, which stands for Beer with Extra, is being marketed at people aged 18 to 34 who like to drink in bars and clubs.

    Andrew McNeill, director of the Institute of Alcohol Studies, said: "These drinks are clearly aimed at young, heavy drinkers. And young heavy drinkers drink too much as it is."

    "Binge drinking is probably the biggest single main cause of crime and anti-social behaviour at the moment. We won't regard it as being a welcome addition." Victoria Manning, research psychologist for Action on Addiction, added: "This concerns us because the combination of caffeine and beer will enable people to drink more because the caffeine will keep them awake longer." She added: "The beer also contains fruit flavours which make it particularly appealing to young drinkers, especially young women which is worrying as binge drinking among young women is on the increase."
     
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    I have enough trouble keeping my mouth shut and going to sleep when I'm drunk as it is...and now they're making a beer with caffiene...how many times do these people want me to get slapped in one night? :eek1:
     
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    isn't that stuff already out here
     
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    As I've said about JeagerBombs, I get wasted, and pass out. Its the way things should be in my mind, not get drunk, and stay awake all night long. One of the enjoyable things about getting drunk is hitting my bed and going to sleep.
     
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    It's already being sold here. According to the ads the caffiene comes from the garana (sp?) I think it's Molsons that is making it here.


    I haven't tried it yet though...

    Rene
     
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    Yeah I swear someone has already come out with an alcoholic energy drink(one of the beer companies). You likely mean, Guarana, its one of the ingredients in drinks like Red Bull and Sobe Adrenaline.
     
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    yeah sled your right, molson has "kick" and labats has "shock"
     
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    around here, there is spark, dont know who makes it though.
     
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    Desert Rat Fetch the comfy chair

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    Interesting concept. Alcohol is a depressant, caffeine is a stimulant. Guess it's legal speedballing..........
     
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    yeah we have Sparks around here, those things get me into too many fights
     
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    um for reference sake, b to the E has been out for months here. Not exactly a main streem choice of beverage but few have grown fond of it. there was gruv before that but it didn't get the market grasp it was hoping for.
     
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    Man, that's nuts. Guarana is a strong herb. It's used in diet stuff to supress appetite and give people lots of ENERGY.

    Herbalife calls it N R G - (energy) Natural Raw Guarana!!!
     
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    Red Bull and Vodka is popular in New Orleans. Of course nothing closes until around 5 am and some bars don't even open until midnight. :eek: Its actually a good drink about once every hour or two. :D
     
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    yeah and the can says NOT TO MIX it with or take it with booze!!!
     

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