Are microbrews causing my gout?
May 27, 2009 12:02 PM Subscribe
Do different kinds of beer (microbrews vs. bottled) have a greater likelihood of causing gout?
posted by malchick to health & fitness (10 answers total)
I recently had my first bout with gout. I know drinking beer (and its purines) is thought to cause this condition.
Normally I drink bottled pale ale and never had gout before. But lately I have been drinking more microbrews on tap. Overall consumption amount is roughly the same.
But I'm wondering if the microbrews (mostly IPAs, ESBs, not stouts or porters) aggravated the gout. Are richer microbrews more likely to cause gout than lighter bottled beers?