Safe Drinking with Pulpit Rock Brewing

Safe Drinking with Pulpit Rock Brewing


Welcome! We are at Pulpit Rock Brewing Company in Decorah Iowa located on College Drive and my name is Whitney and I’m the general manager. My name is Harleigh and I’m a server here. So today we’re teaming up with Winneshiek County ERASE Substance Abuse Coalition to just kind of educate the community on responsible drinking. So, we always hear “drink responsibly,” but what does “responsibly” really mean? For beer, a responsible standard drink is12 ounces of a beer with 5% ABV, or alcohol by volume. Our board behind us always has all of our beers and their ABVs listed. At Pulpit Rock we brew beer that can range anywhere from 5% to 13% alcohol by volume. Anything that is 10% alcohol or above is served in a 5 and a half ounce glass. Our brewers are continuously putting out new and unique beers, such as Sticky Stink Juice, which is a collaborative double IPA we did with Barn Town Brewery in Des Moines. Sticky Stink Juice is a 7.8% ABV beer that we serve in a 12 ounce glass, which actually makes it equivalent to 1.6 standard drinks. One beer that we almost always have on tap is the New England style IPA, Saftig. Saftig is a 6.1% beer served in a twelve ounce glass, which means that drinking one full Saftig is actually 1.2 standard drinks. Oftentimes our patrons will choose to order a flight. With a flight, they choose four beers to sample and we pour them in four ounce serving glasses. So just there, you’re at sixteen ounces or a pint of beer which is more than the standard drink size of 12 ounces and 5% alcohol, so it can be kind of tricky to know how much you’ve had and prevent over-intoxication. The general guideline is one standard drink per hour, but you’re always to free ask your server more questions, and we recommend you download a drink calculator app on your phone to reference. So would you like to play a little game of Myth or Fact? – Sure! – Yeah so Myth or Fact: drinking coffee will sober a person up. that has got to be a myth, because the only thing that allows you to sober up is time. All right, so I’ve got one for you, Myth or Fact: drinking on an empty stomach can increase intoxication. That’s actually true, because an intoxication is effected by the absorption of alcohol in stomach, so drinking on a full stomach slows down the absorption. So, Myth or Fact: dark beer has more alcohol than light beer. That’s a myth; the color of a beer is determined by the grain that is used to make it, not the amount of alcohol in it. So I guess “responsibly” is like one standard drink per hour, understanding what the ABV of my beer is, and understanding what the serving size is. So thank’s for all the help Whitney! Thank you Harleigh! It’s been fun! – It’s been fun! Shall we have a drink?
– Yeah, yeah! – Cheers! – Cheers!

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