21 Facts About Beer That Will Sober You Up! 

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Facts About Beer

People have been drinking alcohol around the world for centuries, beer is one such alcohol as well! To beat the heat in summer, a chilled beer by the beach is surely a heavenly day. Did you know that International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of every August? This day was established by Jesse Avshalomov in 2007 and it originated in Santa Cruz, California. Read on to learn 20 more Facts about Beer. 

Facts about Beer

Additionally, here are 20 Facts about Beer! 

  1. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand is made using over one million recycled beer bottles in the year 1986.
  1. “Snake Venom” by Brewmeister, a Scottish brewery is one of the strongest beers in the world, with an alcohol content of 67.5%​! 
  1. The Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita globally as well as the world’s first beer museum! That is a lot of drunken history!   
  1. The idea for the Guinness Book of World Records was thought of by Sir Hugh Beaver, the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery! He did so because once during a pub gathering, a disagreement arose about a record-breaking fact, and Beaver saw the need for a vast resource to settle such friendly pub disputes.
 the Guinness Book of World Records was thought of by Sir Hugh Beaver, the Managing Director of the Guinness Brewery
  1. There are historical records suggesting that brewers in ancient Babylon who made bad beer faced drowning as punishment. 
  1. Beer was used as a form of currency and was a staple food in ancient Egypt! 
  1. With a brewing history dating back to at least 1040 on its monastery grounds, Brauerei Weihenstephan in Bavaria, Germany, is the World’s Oldest Continuously Operating Brewery.
  1. “The End of History” by BrewDog is packaged in taxidermied animals and is one of the World’s Most Expensive Beers​.
  1. Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), a Belgian-Brazilian multinational brewing company, is the World’s Leading Beer Producer. This company has over 630 beer brands across 150 countries, such as Stella Artois, Corona, Budweiser, and Hoegaarden. 
  1. In Amsterdam, there is a program where alcoholic street cleaners receive beer as part of their compensation for work! 
  1. Once a Scottish man had the longest hangover which was about four weeks, almost a month after drinking 60 pints of beer.
  1. Through his pioneering work in 1883, Danish botanist Emil Christian Hansen revolutionised brewing by isolating the first pure strain of brewer’s yeast.
  1. Until the 1st of March 1989, Beer was illegal in Iceland! Even though other alcoholic beverages were made legal in 1922. This particular day is now called Beer Day out there! 
  1. In Tarrenz, Austria, the Starkenberger Brewery allows you to relax and swim in a beer pool! 
  1. McDonald’s offers beer on their menu in around 14 countries across the globe.  
McDonald's has beer on their menu in 14 countries
  1. The Slavic word for “beer” originally meant “drink” in general. This reflects a time when beer was likely the most common beverage consumed.
  1. Archaeologists have found evidence which shows that beer brewing may have begun in ancient Iran around 3500 to 2900 B.C.
  1. While there is evidence of beer production much earlier, the earliest recorded mention of beer appears in the writings of the ancient Greek author Xenophon, dating back to the 5th century BC!
  1. Unlike traditional beer, crafting non-alcoholic beers has a lot of additional steps. These beers are produced either by limiting alcohol production during fermentation or by removing alcohol from a brewed beer.
  1. Interestingly, in the early 2000s, Belgium experimented with offering a low-alcohol beer option in elementary schools. This was because they did not want to give soda to the kids! 

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