Want to Know How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk? Of Course You Do!
It’s the age-old question: How do I stay up and drink all night without getting drunk?
Okay, maybe not an age-old question, but probably something everyone in college asks. And us old people, when we’re out drinking and want to impress that hot girl we probably don’t have any chance with. Don’t ask about my life, seriously.
There’s a guy who knows beer, Jim Koch, the co-founder of the Boston Beer Company, and he learned a little trick to help break up the alcohol before it enters your blood-stream!
Not in the mythical, “I break my cookie into pieces so the calories escape” kind of way, either. This is apparently a real, scientific thing. Koch learned it from a PhD in biochemistry!
You swallow 1 teaspoon of dry yeast (per drink) right before you start drinking. He mixes it with yogurt.
You see, what Owades knew was that active dry yeast has an enzyme in it called alcohol dehydrogenases (ADH). Roughly put, ADH is able to break alcohol molecules down into their constituent parts of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Which is the same thing that happens when your body metabolizes alcohol in its liver. Owades realized 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.
I think the new trend in bars will now be people walking in with a small tub of yogurt, some Fleischmann’s yeast and a teaspoon. And the craft beer industry in Grand Rapids to become bigger business than food!
DISCLAIMER: If this doesn’t work, don’t blame me…go after Esquire, or that Jim guy, or someone else. I’m just a dude at a rock station.