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Avoid Alcohol When Taking This Medication

Avoid Alcohol When Taking This Medication

Posted by Chelsea Finnigan on

You’ve probably seen this warning on medicines you’ve taken. The danger is real. Mixing alcohol with certain medications can cause nausea and vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, or loss of coordination. It also can put you at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems, and difficulties in breathing. In addition to these dangers, alcohol can make a medication less effective or even useless, or it may make the medication harmful or toxic to your body. It's important to remember these effects when combining over-the-counter medication and alcohol. Common ingredients in cold & flu medications can cause drowsiness, dizziness, bleeding and ulcers, liver...

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We’re old enough to drink – why can’t we be grown up enough to accept health advice?

We’re old enough to drink – why can’t we be grown up enough to accept health advice?

Posted by Chelsea Finnigan on

Look, I get it. I really do. Lots of people find alcohol-free beer and wine laughable, some find the very concept offensive. What I don’t get is why. And, as importantly, why they feel the need to be so vocal about it. In the 10 years I’ve been running The Alcohol-Free Shop I’ve heard and read it all. ‘What’s the point? Just drink water!’ ‘Alcohol-free? I’d rather have free alcohol!’ ‘It’s like kissing your sister, it tastes the same but it’s wrong’ (and that’s the polite version of that particular one). Every time an article is published about alcohol-free drinks,...

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Why Are Non-Alcoholic Beer Drinkers Feeling So Tipsy?

Why Are Non-Alcoholic Beer Drinkers Feeling So Tipsy?

Posted by Chelsea Finnigan on

Prohibition ended in the United States on December 5th, 1933 with the repeal of the 18th Amendment. Since then non-alcoholic beer, which was largely invented and commercialized because of prohibition, has been treated as the ugly stepchild of the beer world. That is until very recently when growth in non-alcoholic beer sales started to outpace the growth of its alcoholic sibling. Most multi-national brewers have had a non-alcoholic beer or two in their portfolios dating back several decades but it's the innovation in non-alcoholic beer by independent and craft brewers that is really starting to make the products shine. Many...

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How Hops Can Help You Sleep

How Hops Can Help You Sleep

Posted by Chelsea Finnigan on

Hops are one quarter of the ingredients that goes into making a traditional beer, where they create a bitter flavour and add those amazing aromas. With the recent increase in non-alcoholic beer consumption, scientists began noticing an improvement in quality of sleep and duration after drinking a non-alcoholic beer. Since we know that alcohol decreases the quality of sleep and duration, the question became: what component of beer is improving sleep quality? Studies done on animals with a similar sleep cycle to that of humans showed an improvement in sleep with statistical significance. Hops work to improve sleep when a...

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The Switch to Cardboard

The Switch to Cardboard

Posted by Chelsea Finnigan on

Partake Brewing is excited to showcase our new packaging! Our new carton makes our product easier to find because it stands out on shelves, and now you don’t have to worry about fighting with our old packaging to get our product out! Plus, a little less plastic never hurt anyone. Below are pictures of what to start looking for in stores as we slowly roll it out across North America!  

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