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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Can Beer Cure Chapped Lips?

No one has made any scientific claims that beer can reduce your chances of developing chapped lips and as far as I can tell none of the government warnings printed on beer labels say anything about alcohol increasing your chances of having chapped lips, but a Colorado microbrewer is releasing a lip balm made from beer ingredients to sooth and protect lips.

Oskar Blues Brewery in Lyons, Colo., is marketing Old Chub Stick, which it describes as a small-batch gourmet lip balm made with natural moisturizing agents, including sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and chocolate, plus the company's Old Chub Scottish-Style Ale and the malts and hops used to brew Old Chub.

The lip balm has a SPF 15 rating and carries with it malty, chocolatey aromas and the flavor of Old Chub. The brewery is selling Old Chub Stick for $3 a tube at its brewpub and on its website at www.oskarblues.com. The company is currently working on a distribution deal to sell Old Chub at beer stores and specialty retailers
in Colorado and other states where its beer is available.

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