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DIRTY BEER
(2007-09-10)
(wgvu) - THAT UNIQUE TASTE IN YOUR BEER AT YOUR FAVORITE LOCAL BAR...MAY NOT BE WHAT YOU THINK IT IS.
THE BUTTERY OR SOMETIMES SOUR TASTE FOUND IN TAPPED BEER MIGHT
BE AN INDICATOR OF CONTAMINATION.
LARGE AND SMALL BREWERS SAY BARS AND RESTAURANTS ARE NOT
CLEANING THEIR LINES OFTEN ENOUGH.
MICROBIOLOGISTS SAY NO KNOWN PATHOGENS CAN SURVIVE IN BEER TO
CAUSE ILLNESS. BUT BACTERIA CAN BUILD UP IN THE LINES AND SPOIL THE
BREW -- A CONCERN FOR CONSUMERS PAYING AN AVERAGE OF $3 TO $5 PER
GLASS.
MICHIGAN BEER GUIDE PUBLISHER REX HALFPENNY SAYS HE'S HAD DIRTY
BEER AT ESTABLISHMENTS NATIONWIDE. HE CALLED IT "SO COMMON AS TO
BE SCARY."

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