Can you get sick from drinking beer?

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Pallieter85
beers 15 º places 26 º 18:32 Thu 3/15/2012

There’s some known side effects when you drink beer, like ethanol intoxication, and diarrhea when you drink the sediment of vintage beer, but other than that, can you get really sick from drinking beer? If so, what are the causes?

 
lithy
beers 2996 º places 156 º 18:35 Thu 3/15/2012

No known human pathogens can survive in beer.

 
eelbasher
beers 285 º places 6 º 18:39 Thu 3/15/2012

Originally posted by Pallieter85
There’s some known side effects when you drink beer, like ethanol intoxication, and diarrhea when you drink the sediment of vintage beer, but other than that, can you get really sick from drinking beer? If so, what are the causes?


Yes. When you drink too much of it in a short amount of time

 
dmschefke
beers 583 º places 52 º 19:03 Thu 3/15/2012

You can have intolerances that appear to be sickness. Otherwise, unless there was extremely poor quality assurance during bottling (ie, allowing rat feces into the bottle), the conditions in a beer are very poor for the vast majority of pathogens that can cause illness.

 
SudsMcDuff
beers 8494 º places 190 º 19:44 Thu 3/15/2012

you might get the shits..

 
budznsudz
beers 584 º places 9 º 04:24 Fri 3/16/2012

Alcohol poisoning. I usually pass out before that happens tho

 
cheap
beers 6087 º places 245 º 06:56 Fri 3/16/2012

My peers tell me the real lambics play havoc with your digestive track but never happens to me.

 
Martinus
beers 4701 º places 215 º 07:44 Fri 3/16/2012

Nope. Impossible.
And any rumours one might have heard about me having been sick once after a heavy night of beer drinking is pure gossip and not true in any way

 
Martinus
beers 4701 º places 215 º 07:47 Fri 3/16/2012

Bloody mobile phones. Meant to put a there

 
DietPepsican
beers 1589 º places 63 º 08:12 Fri 3/16/2012

lambics = mud butt

 
FURLYSURIOUS
beers 263 º places 1 º 08:21 Fri 3/16/2012

Most of you didn’t read the OP.

The few responders that actually read the post are correct. Additionally, some people are allergic to alcohol - which can result in a slew of adverse effects that you wouldn’t expect from any amount of drinking.