is what makes
    Beer go bad.
    A Beer Wave
    of 388,000 Gallons
    (or 1.4m L) flooded
    London in 1814 after
    a huge vat ruptured.
    George Washington
    had his own brewhouse
    on the grounds of
    Mount Vernon.
    Egyptian Pyramid workers
    were paid with beer:
    1 gallon (4L) per day.
    The oldest known
    recipe for BEER is
    over 4,000 years old,
    made by Sumerians.
    are cousins:
    beer's hops are in the
    same family of flowering
    plants as marijuana.
    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.
    at any given time, 0.7%
    of the world is drunk.
    so 50 million people
    are drunk right now.
  1. Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.
  2. The world's longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.
  3. The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.
  4. Slugs
    like beer.
  5. Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day's work, plus €10 and tobacco.
  6. Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.
  7. Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories.
  8. At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife's weight in beer.
  9. There's a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.
  10. The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.
  11. More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.
  12. In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.
  13. In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.
  14. Norway's first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.
  15. When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.
  16. In 1963, Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.
  17. As a rule of thumb, darker and bitter beers have higher alcohol content.
  18. In the 13th century, some people in Norway would baptize their children with beer.
  19. You can swim in pools of beer in Austria.
  20. 162,719 pints of Guinness beer are wasted each year due to mustaches.

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