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Yakima to offer nutritional data for Scottish Ale.

In keeping with its 10 year reputation in the brewing industry, Grant's Yakima Brewing Co. will begin printing nutritional information on secondary packaging and promotional materials of Grant's Scottish Ale.

According to Bert Grant, chairman and brewmaster for the microbrewery, the information will appear in standard Food and Drug Administration format on six-pack carriers, point-of-sale materials, and other public displays.

"Nutritional data on beer is rarely printed, and we feel the beer drinking public has a right to know what they are consuming," Grant stated. "While the data on our beers indicate that none of them is a complete meal in a bottle, one or two bottles a day would make a significant contribution to the adult diet."

Grant explained that a 12-oz. bottle of Grant's Scottish Ale contains no fat (like all beer) or cholesterol, yet would contribute 170 percent of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of Vitamin B12, 62.5 percent RDA of folacin, 14.6 percent of niacin, 13.9 percent of Vitamin B6, as well as significant amounts of protein, riboflavin, carbohydrates, and potassium.

Grant maintained that due to the "current influence of 'neo-prohibitionists," little is published about the nutritional value of many beers and wines, particularly in comparison to 'empty' calories consumed in soft drinks, coffee or tea."
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Title Annotation:Yakima Brewing and Malting Co.
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Dec 14, 1992
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