Beer, beer, beer. If you’re reading this, we’re guessing you love beer as much as we do (and we really love beer!)
You have to go way back in time to find the first beermakers! Beer was originally brewed in the civilizations of Sumer and Babylonia using barley in 6,000 BC.
Egyptian tombs also depicted fermented beer in 2,400 BC. Who knew beer was such a long-standing tradition? We told you everyone loves beer!
Okay, let’s get a little technical. If you want to brew beer follow these steps: 1) convert grain to sugar 2) extract the sugar with water 3) ferment with yeast.
This fermentation process gives beer its alcoholic properties as well as the carbonation that makes beer so refreshing!
Did you know that beer is the third most popular beverage in the world? And no, we’re not talking about alcoholic beverages.
That’s right, only water and tea are more popular than beer. Now that’s one of the craziest beer facts!
Beer bottles are brown in order to protect the beer from harmful UV rays that can spoil the beer or make it go flat.
However, in recent years, more bottles have been going clear or green – both of which offer up no protection to the sun.
Wrestler Andre the Great is perhaps the most prolific beer drinker of all-time. The French superstar was said to have drunk 119 beers in 6 hours.
After this marathon drinking session Andre passed out in a hotel lobby. Since he was over 7’4 and 520 lbs, the hotel staff couldn’t move him, so they draped him in a piano cover and let him sleep it off.
The strongest beer in the world is "Snake Venom," brewed by Scottish brewery Brewmeister. It is 67.5% alcohol by volume (abv). For comparison, most vodka is 40% abv, with beers typically between 3% and 10% abv. Snake Venom will cost you $76 to $140 per bottle.
One of the most famous styles of beer is Pilsner. Pilsner is a type of pale or blond lager, distinct for its light straw or golden color. The most successful and iconic beers like Pabst Blue Ribbon and Coors are made in the Pilsner style.
Beer pong is a drinking game where players throw a ping pong ball across a table intending to land the ball in a cup of beer on the other end. Two or more players will play the game on each side with up to 10 cups set up in a triangle formation for each side. When a player lands the ping pong ball into the cup, his or her opponent should drink the cup filled with beer. Although it is still disputed where beer pong exactly originated from, it first emerged in the ’50s.
International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of August. The first Beer Day was held in 2007 in the U.S. By 2012, the holiday was celebrated in 50 countries in more than 200 cities around the world.
You can chill a beer in two minutes, just put ice and salt in a bowl and stir!