Beer is one of the world’s most popular alcoholic drink. It has been around for centuries dating as far back as the Egyptians and Romans. Nowadays, Craft beer is a million dollar business and breweries are becoming the most popular hobby to take part in.
As it is one of the oldest beverages humanity has ever produced, it dates back to the 5th millennium BC in Iran, as ancients were drinking beer upon its discovery. However, our modern society is crazy about beer due to its taste, the way it makes people feel, and the commemorative way in which beer is used. It;s generally used for celebration or a get-together and it is everywhere.
- Germany serves beer ice cream in popsicle form. Its alcoholic content is less than that found in “classic” beer.
- In 1962, Iron City beer was the brand used to test-market the concept of tab opening aluminum cans. By 1970, over 90% of all beer cans were self-opening.
- Prohibition, beginning on January 16, 1920, lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, and 32-1/2 minutes, and was rescinded on December 5, 1933, at 3:32 p.m.
- Centuries ago in England, pub visitors used a novel innovation that enabled them to get their beer served quickly. They used mugs with a whistle baked into the rim, the whistle being used to summon the barmaid. It has been suggested this practice gave birth to the phrase “wet your whistle.”
- A beer lover or enthusiast is called a cerevisaphile.
- The study of beer and beer-making even has an official scientific name – zythology. It derives from the Greek words “zythos” (beer) and “logos” (study).
- Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
- In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts… So in old England , when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them ‘Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.’It’s where we get the phrase ‘mind your P’s and Q’s’
- Before the invention of the thermometer, brewers used to check the temperature by dipping their thumb, to see if it was appropriate for adding Yeast. Too hot, the yeast would die. This is where we get the phrase ” The Rule of Thumb”
- After consuming a vibrant brew called Aul or Ale, the Vikings would go fearlessly to the battlefield, without their armour, or even their shirts. The “Berserk” means “bear shirt” in norse, and eventually to the meaning of wild battles.
- Beer is the 3rd most popular drink overall, after water and tea.
- there are about 400 types of beer in the world. Belgium is the country that has the most individual beer brands.
- The world’s strongest beer is Brewmeister’s “Snake Venom“. While regular beer usually have about 5% alcohol content, this Scottish beer has 67.5% alcohol content.
- Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day’s work, plus €10, tobacco and free lunch.
- The most beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic.
- At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now.
- 162,719 pints of Guinness beer are wasted each year due to mustaches
- You can swim in pools of beer in Austria.
- It was the accepted practice in Babylon, 4,000 years ago, that for a month after the wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month,” or what we know today as the “honeymoon.”