Or perhaps I'm just rooting for it not to be an allergy...
well you certainly cant be allergic to its chief ingredients (alcohol and water)
This is interesting I would think if you were really allergic to it you would puff up (severe allergy) or get a form gastric distress a running nose never had someone ask this to me before lol
are you sure its the beer ? maybe something you ate or like the bar might have spices that you sensitive to or the air conditioner filter maybe over dirty causing your nose to fuss.
so how do you know its the beer ?
|Bebamos y divirtámonos que mañana moriremos.
|Melior morior bellator, quam ago profugus.
|Nemo saltat sobrius.
So OP your draught tastes a bit salty then? Or do you catch the secretion in time after a sip?
It could be a few things actually.
1. SAB beers (Hansa, Castle, Black Label, Castle Lite) have a high percentage of Maize in them. They use specific enzymes to break the maize down as well as the malt. Conversely Windhoek and Tafel contain no maize - I'd start there.
2. Does your nose run when you drink red wine? Potassium Metabisulphate (or CONTAINS SULPHITES) on wine bottes is also used in some beers as a stabiliser and preservative. This is the reason you will feel blocked up after a long night drinking red wine, the Sulphites don't play nicely with sinus.
3. As mentioned it could be a gluten intolerance, how are you with pasta, wheat - all grains basically.
4. You're a girl. Harden up man.
The staff now serve my first beer with serviettes as they know.
No issue with red wine. And iirc no issue with bottled microbrewery beers. No issue with pasta. Though bread can give me heartburn sometimes.
Last edited by biometrics; 16-07-2013 at 08:37 AM.
I also know of a fella who is allergic to hops, or more specifically lupulin which makes beer bitter. It's entirely possible, and a terrible affliction. He has to take anti-histamines to drink beer.