Like most urbanites, I enjoy a good drink on a Friday or Saturday night. I’ve read countless studies about the benefits of red wine for heart health, or even more recently how it may be more effective than a trip to the gym[i] although I’m not sure if I believe that one. However, there hasn't been much attention on the (health) benefits of beer drinking, until now.
A recent study noted that beer hops have a property that can help protect brain cells[ii]. Apparently, this can help prevent the development of neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson's. As a Memory Ball executive, and member of the Alzheimer’s community, this is a very exciting discovery!
My taste for beer has developed overnight, which is perfect because for the first time in Memory Ball history, we will be welcoming a Beer Sponsor
to our event! Woodhouse Brewing
Co. is a local brewery with a growing following in Toronto. It’s got an unmistakable blue can (completely in line with our Memory Ball branding by the way), and only uses four ingredients, water, barley, hops and yeast[iii]. Woodhouse is small batch, craft brewing at its finest.