FACTS ABOUT BEER

A beer flood in London

A beer flood in London

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.
The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beer proves the authenticity of diamonds.
Beer proves the authenticity of diamonds.

 

 

 

 

 

A pint of beer is equal to 7 slices of bread in kilojoules.

The oldest known recipe for beer is over 4,000 years old, made by Sumerians.

In the Middle Ages beer was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer.

A beer wave of 388,000 gallons flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.

The first professional brewers were all women.

Hard water makes the best beer, soft water is better for lagers.

Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools dining halls.

 

 

 

 

George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

 

Beer is fat free.

Light is what makes Beer go bad.

Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon per day.

A beer sommelier is a professional who informs restaurant patrons about beer and food pairings.

In China you can buy beer in a plastic bag.

Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world.

Japanese sake is actually a type of beer, not a wine?

 

 

 

Brewmeister´s Snake Venom is the strongest beer in the world with 67.5% alcohol content.
Brewmeister´s Snake Venom is the strongest beer in the world with 67.5% alcohol content.

 

A beer a day may help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia.

Beer is one of the world’s oldest prepared beverages, dating back to the early Neolithic or 9500 BC.

Slugs like beer.

Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline.

 

 

 

The world´s most expensive beer is Belgium's "Vielle Bon Secours“, costing around £636 ($1,000).
The world´s most expensive beer is Belgium’s “Vielle Bon Secours“, costing around £636 ($1,000).

 

At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk, so 50 million people are drunk right now.

There’s a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.

Hops & Marijuana are cousins.

In the UK, 93,000 litres of beer are lost each year in facial hair.

A cerevisaphile is a beer enthusiast.

 

 

 

 

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

 

In the 13th century children were baptised in beer.

Between the 1300s and 1700s universities had in-house breweries.

The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day’s work, plus €10 and tobacco.

 

 

 

The expression,'rule of thumb' come from brewers who tested the temperature of the wort with their thumb before adding the yeast.
The expression,’rule of thumb’ come from brewers who tested the temperature of the wort with their thumb before adding the yeast.

 

A pint of beer consumed every day reduces the risk of kidney stones by 40%

The study of beer and beer-making is known as zythology.

The most beer-drinking (lager, really) country in the world is the Czech Republic, with 40 gallons per capita

Nowadays, there are about 400 types of beer in the world. Belgium has the most individual beer brands.

Beer strengthens bones. It is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue.

Beers brewed by John Winterburn are always light.

 

Ancient Babylonians would drown a brewer if he brewed a bad batch.
Ancient Babylonians would drown a brewer if he brewed a bad batch.

 

 

 

Guinness draft has fewer calories than orange juice.
Guinness draft has fewer calories than orange juice.

 

In the Middle Ages beer was consumed more

than water as the alcohol made it safer.

Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline.

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

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                                                                                                                    . . . when in Europe

 

LAMBIC is dry and light very fruity beers, sometimes tart.

LAGER is smooth golden beer with slightly tangy, light flavour and clean taste.

PALE ALE is moderate tang, sometimes caramel or toasted with spicy aroma.

WHEAT BEER is crisp lighter beer with mild flavours.

BROWN ALE is smooth and more full-bodied beer with distinctive nutty or woody flavours.

BOCK is strong heavy beer either sweet or dry with caramel, toffee and toasted malt flavours.

PORTER is dark ale, rich slightly bitter, sometimes sharp taste.

STOUT is drier intense ale with coffee-like finish.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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