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THE WASHINGTON TBIESJ THURSDAY; MAY. 3? 1917.
A Statement by American Brewers on
BEER contains about
92 per cent water and about
5 per cent of extract derived from hops and cereals, principally
. barley-malt and only about
3 to 4 per cent alcohol.
AD of the malt and much of the barley that America. is-now exporting is used by our
allies for beer. ' '
None of the European countries even after two and one-half years bf war has stopped the N
brewing of beer. '
The British Liquor Control Commission has not attempted to deprive the people of
Aside from its use for brewing barley is seldom used, for human food but principally
for feeding cattle.
Sorensen, the Great Danish Authority on Pure Food, States Tha There
Is No Waste of Cereals in Brewing Beer
He has recently demonstrated that when barley is fed to cattle for producing beef only .51
per cent of the food value is retained on the other hand when converted into beer 61 per cent
of the food value of barley is retained in the most easily digested form. , l
The ignorant or wilful statement as to the amount of grain n&d for alcoholic beverages is
enormously exaggerated. The facts regarding the. quantity consumed for that purpose are so
readily obtainable from the United States Internal Revenue Department that the failure to
produce them pointsrto a deliberate suppression of the truth.
This is what the brewers of the United States used last year (Government figures):
Corn Products . ... 15,711,515
Rice . 2,354,000
. . . . 70,505,488
Thirty-five per cent of the material is returned to the farmer as a better
milk producing fee4 than in its original state 24,676,920
This leaves 45,828,568
bushels actually consumed in beer-BEING LESS THAN OF ONE PER CENT of
the grain production of our country.
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