Not so fast fatso..
As you read in the column the contact with an oak cask is what gives beer its anti-oxidant properties. I believe there is not a beer made in this country that ever sees the inside of an oak cask. The cost would be prohibitive. The only beer available that sees an oak cask is Samuel Smiths Olde Brewery Bitter and sadly not a single barrel has ever been sent to the US. It is the finest non-viniferous beverage I have ever tasted. So…stick with the wine and read the following quotes….. sip.
No thing more excellent nor more valuable than wine was ever granted mankind by God. – Plato
It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend; one’s present or future thirst; the excellence of the wine; or any other reason. – Latin saying
In my own defense, I’m really not all that fat. Maybe he was thinking of St. Paul.