Study Shows Beer a Day Makes the Creativity Stay

Strap on the beer goggles, they might just turn you into Picasso.

By Ethan L. Johns
August 16, 2017

Image: Giphy

August 16th, 2017 — We’re all familiar with nutritional flip-flopping. One minute kale is the greatest thing in the universe—the “queen” of the green—and the next it is probably going to kill you. No food is as prone to this back and forth as booze, but two recent studies have us hanging on a high note.

For those in a creative rut, beer is here to help. A study published last month found that creative thinking was improved while subjects were under the influence of alcohol. The participants weren’t hammered, mind you, but were tested with a blood alcohol content level of 0.03. Just enough to get loosey goosey. Looks like those "creative juices" that people are always talking about are actually made up of beer.

If you’re not a starving artist looking to create your masterpiece, you might be interested in a different study, released on August 14th, which links moderate boozing to extreme living. In regular, sane, non-headline-speak, the researchers discovered that drinking alcohol (in reasonable quantities, you fiends!) can reduce the risk of heart disease, most notably in women and middle-aged homo sapiens. An alcohol force field? Excellent.

So cheers to your health and creativity! But I’m cutting you off after one.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns