Commercial beers, especially the very prominent lager varieties have made us all expect beer to look a certain way, namely crystal clear.\n\n\n\nSo, if you are looking at a murky pint that either you've made yourself or someone has given to you to try, you may be right in questioning its safety.\n\n\n\nHow risky is it to drink beer that you can't read a newspaper through? Well, that's something I love to talk about.\n\n\n\nIn every single case, a cloudy beer is safe to drink. In many styles (Hefeweizen, NEIPA etc.) the cloudiness will be intentional. In homebrewing, it can result from brewing errors. Cloudy beer is caused by low-flocculating yeast, chill haze, or other compounds that haven't dropped out of suspension. \n\n\n\nSo, take a sip and relax.\n\n\n\nNot that you know that you can drink the beer with little to no repercussions. You may be wondering, why your beer is cloudy or hazy? Or what beers are naturally cloudy and why? \n\n\n\nI have covered the main reasons why and how this happens below. So, read on to learn more. \n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nWill cloudy beer make you sick?\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nNow, if we assume that you aren't drinking one of the many styles that should have a little bit of cloudiness, this is a fair question.\n\n\n\nUnlike with other homebrewing or home distilling methods, making beer is generally risk free when it comes to really hurting yourself.\n\n\n\nI won't go into all the reasons here, but feel free to check out the following articles to really set you mind at ease:\n\n\n\nCan I get methanol poisoning from home-brew beer?Is Drinking Homemade Beer Good For You?\n\n\n\nThe only instance in which cloudy beer might make you feel a little unwell is if you have some sort of gastric complaint. Sediment suspended within cloudy beer can keep you pretty regular, if you know what I mean.\n\n\n\nSo it is safe to drink cloudy beer, though it is probable to give those that ingest cloudy beer some gastric distress if you are prone it. \n\n\n\nThe types of distress could range from gas release from both ends, upset stomach, or frequent trips to the bathroom. But it won\u2019t kill you, and if you drink it enough your body could even acclimate to it. \n\n\n\nSo, it's by no means life-threatening nor will it affect everyone in this way. So drink up!\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n Plan your next Beer Creation?