Interesting facts about Beer

Interesting facts about Beer

1. In 2010 the world’s oldest drinkable beer was found on a Baltic shipwreck, which is believed to have sailed over 200 years ago.

2. Beers that are released by Big brewers that look like craft beers are termed “crafty beers”.

3. The USA is the largest hop producer in the world closely followed by Germany and Ethiopia.

4. Hops are poisonous to pets, so beware home brewers.



5. Ancient Egyptian texts have been found that contain over 100 medicinal uses for beer, which gives an added incentive for “a beer a day keeps the doctor away.

6. In the 1600’s, midwives created a super strong beer to ease labour pains.

7. The first professional brewers were women.

8. In the middle ages, children were encouraged to drink beer for nutritional benefits.

9. For the best flavour, craft beer should never be tasted from a shaker glass.

10. Frosty glasses cause foaming.





11. The Pilgrims landed  at Plymouth Rock because their ship ran out of beer.

12. The word Hangover in Norwegian is directly translated to “Carpenter’s in the Head”.

13. Presidents, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and Barack Obama were all home brewers.

14.  In 1990 archaeologist Dr Barry Kemp unearthed Queen Nefertiti’s Royal Brewery, finding 10 brewing chambers beneath to Egyptian sands, containing traces of residual beer.  He teamed up with Dr Delwen Samuel who analysed the residue and quantify the 3,250 year old recipe.  Scottish brewer Jim Merrinton then made 1,000 of the Queen’s brew.



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