Beer Makes Us Happy

We’ll drink to this … Just in time for Oktoberfest, a new study has found that beer makes us happy. Researchers in Germany found a component in malted barley and beer that activates the reward center of the brain and makes us feel really happy. It’s the same reward center that is activated by chocolate. Researchers say they need to continue studying the compound, called hedonine, to determine how much and for how long it affects the reward center of the brain. But if you’re in a good mood, there’s no doubt that indulging in a pint or two will only enhance the happiness. (Uproxx

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