Glitter Beer Is Quite Popular These Days
March 15, 2019 12:29pm CST
There are many beer-drinkers out there who seem to enjoy drinking glitter beer. Glitter beer really does sparkle, and there are certainly a lot of humans who do seem to love sparkle. The beer that shimmers is absolutely safe to drink. Sasquatch Brewing makes a lovely Gold Dust Woman beer that has a beautiful glimmer to it. Gold Dust Woman beer swirls as it shimmers for your drinking pleasure. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the food-grade dust, called Luster Dust, that is added to kegs of beer to create the beer that glitters. The Luster Dust added to beer for glittering-purposes is made from mica-based pearlescent pigments, sugar, and maltodextrin, a white powder that is made from wheat, potato starch and corn. On St. Patrick's Day, some folks may go for the pot-of-gold glitter beer rather than the green beer. .
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• Cambridge, England
What is known as a 'mica-based pearlescent pigment' in the US appears to be identical with the EU's food number E171, which is Titanium dioxide - the same pigment which makes white paint (and many other things, including toothpaste and medications and many, many foods) white. It is a micro-particle and, when inhaled as a dust, it is likely to be carcinogenic. Of course, when you drink it, you are unlikely to inhale it (!) but, even so, what are those microparticles doing to your stomach lining and intestines? You may find this article (and some of the comments below it) interesting:
• Cambridge, England
@Fleura I have used gold lustre very occasionally and in very small amounts in individual glasses of prosecco. It is made from titanium dioxide and iron oxide and is sold as something one brushes onto icing on cakes to give a gold lustre. J2O, the drinks company, occasionally produce a shimmer version of their drinks at Christmas. I do agree with you that there is no need for 'whiter than white' icing, cream, toothpaste or the many other things one finds it in!
• United Kingdom
They made a soft fruit drink in a similar way a few years ago. I have not seen it since. I know you can buy vodka with flakes of gold leaf that float in it but it is not something I would buy. Someone gave it to me as a gift. The vodka was not that nice to be honest .
• El Paso, Texas
Hmmmm, that sounds almost as good as that German Gold Water whiskey .... I can't remember how to spell it, I think it's goldschlager or something like that, it is very strong and a lot of the GIs my friends knew used to buy it for parties, back in the early 1970s..