Beer is the world’s most widely consumed alcoholic beverage and the third-most popular drink overall (after water and tea). People all over the world just love beer. An average American for instance, consumes 23 gallons of the beverage a year. Check out the following facts:
Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, possibly dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC.
The first professional brewers were all women called brewsters. The women had to be very beautiful to be able to become brewsters.
The Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids under the influence. According to Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania, workers at Giza received about four liters of beer a day.
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).
In 1814, almost 400,000 gallons of beer flooded several streets in London after a huge vat ruptured in the parish of St. Giles
Beer prevents kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimated that a bottle of beer consumed every day reduces the risk by 40%.
The most beer-drinking country in the world is the Czech Republic. With an incredible per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year, the Czechs are way out in front in the beer drinking world league table
The world´s most expensive beer is Belgian’s “Vielle Bon Secours”. One bottle costs around 1000 American dollars
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass. Terrifying phobia indeed.
The oldest drinkable beer in the world was found in 2010, in an early 19th-century shipwreck discovered near Finland. The beer was preserved in bottles by the cold abyss and it tasted very old (unsurprisingly), with some burnt notes and an acidic aftertaste
Beer strengthens bones. It is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue.
The world’s largest beer festival is Oktoberfest. Held annually in Munich, Germany, it is a 16-day funfair running from late September to the first weekend in October with more than 6 million people from around the world attending the event every year.The foamy head is a very important part of the beer. It is formed by a complex carbon-dioxide reaction and can say a lot about the quality of the beer. If the head is missing, it can mean that your beer is flat and bland-tasting,
below are some facts about beer:
Do you know the volume of alcohol in your lager beer is between 4% and 6%, depending on the brand? This is lower to what you have in your wine, which is between 12% and 21%?
Do you know beer is more sanitary than local water supplies?The water used to make beer was boiled early on in the brewing process which killed any pathogens. The alcohol produced during fermentation and the addition of hops helped to preserve it.
Do you know your beer contains folate that helps to reduce the risk of heart disease when consumed in moderation?
Do you know your beer consumption reduces blood clots?
Do you know beer consumption improves mental function in women?