We’ve been known to write about beer around here on occasion. With our station being a sponsor for our Rochester on Tap beer tasting event in December, we do our fair share of promoting all kinds of ‘barley-pop’.

Now, we want to share a study that suggests using beer in your grilling process may actually cut down your risk of cancer!

According to a recent article in Bicycling magazine, a study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that marinating meat in beer before grilling the meat can cut down on the levels of carcinogenic compounds that are created during the grilling process.

Dark beers, such as stouts or porters had the strongest effect, cutting the carcinogenic levels by more than half, while lighter, pilsner-style beers had a much lower impact, but still showed the ability to cut levels of cancer-causing agents that can form on grilled meat.

Check out the whole story to find out more, and to get an awesome marinade recipe that uses beer and several herbs known to have anticancer properties. Memorial Day is just around the corner. What better time to fire up the grill and give it a try?