An interesting study recently conducted at the Indiana University School of Medicine shows a preliminary result that “[t]he taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse.”
Are Hops Addictive? I sure hope so. PopSci’s BeerSci series tackles that very question in an interesting article: Are Hops Addictive? So what’s the answer? I’m not telling, but don’t worry. The answer is a click away.