HOT BLAST: You can't spell 'beer' without 'ER'
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In one Baltimore hospital, one-third of emergency room visits were alcohol-related, researchers discovered. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
In one Baltimore hospital, one-third of emergency room visits were alcohol-related, researchers discovered. (AP Photo/The Register-Guard, Chris Pietsch)
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So, exactly what is the beer of choice for emergency room patients?

Probably not the first question on your minds this morning. (Ours neither.)

Yet, if you are curious, Johns Hopkins researchers have an answer:

The Washington Post reports:

The study, which involved interviews with 105 emergency room patients, found that five alcohol brands were most frequently consumed by the patients: Budweiser, Steel Reserve, Colt 45, Bud Ice and Bud Light. 

The New York Times picks up the story:

Three of the brands are malt liquors, which typically contain more alcohol than regular beer. Four malt liquors accounted for nearly half of the beer consumption by emergency room patients, even though they account for less than 3 percent of beer consumption in the general population.

Interesting, though we can't imagine the marketing division of a large brewery making use of these stats.
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