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Alcohol in America - Overview 1. Why we drink? 2. What is alcohol? 3. Categories and types? 4. History in America per century
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Why do we drink? Alcohol is intoxicating Slows down nerve  responses Depresses the brain’s  inhibition center Release more dopamine Americans drink 500  million gallons of  alcohol per year
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What is Alcohol? Ethyl Alcohol Produced through  fermentation of a  liquid with sugar Colorless,  flammable, toxic
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Three Basic Categories of Beverages Fermented  Made from grains or fruit, alcohol strength up to  22% Beer or wine Distilled or “Spirits”  Exp: whiskey, vodka Spirits or fermented beverages with  flavorings Liqueurs (cordials) Exp: Amaretto, Crème De Cassis
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Types of Alcoholic Beverages Wine Fermented grape juice Fermented fruit juice  such as blackberry or  elderberry Beer Fermented cereal grain  and malt, flavored with  hops “Spirits” Made by distilling an  alcoholic liquid
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The Process Fermentation Start with sugar Yeast splits sugar molecule into ethyl alcohol and  CO2 gas Distillation The evaporation and subsequent condensation of  fermented liquid for purification and concentration Proof 2 X % of alcohol 80 proof = 40% alcohol
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