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The people can say what they want, but as far as we’re concerned, beer runs the world.
People all over the world get together for a beer in times of celebration, happiness, sadness, and great loss. There are very few exceptions where cracking a cold beer with close friends isn’t the perfect way to end an evening.
Since we are all beer lovers here, we’ve done our homework and compiled a list of fun facts about beer that you have probably never heard of.
Read on because you never knew that a few boozy and bubbly facts could blow your mind. So sit back, crack one, and let’s get started.
7.3 Million Liters of Beer Were Served at Octoberfest in Germany
We always knew the Germans were beasts when it came to beer, but 7.3 million liters takes the cake. Year-round brewers from all over Germany prepare themselves for this drunken event. Beer drinkers alike get their passports and tickets ready for two weeks of inebriated fun.
North Dakotans Drink More Beer Than Everyone Else
No one really knows why people in North Dakota drink more beer than anybody else. Our theory is that they use the beer belly to keep warm during the harsh snowstorms.
Either way, we salute all of those North Dakotans for their services.
You Don’t Have to Wait for Your Beer to Chill Anymore
How frustrating is it to get home from a long day at work and expect to come home, prop your feet up and enjoy a cold brew, only to find out that you have forgotten to put the beer in the refrigerator to chill.
Well with this trick that will never be a problem again.
All you need is a bowl of ice and a handful of salt. The salt lowers the freezing point of the ice and allows it to cool your beer much quicker.
Always keep a bowl of ice and salt in the freezer for emergencies.
Homebrewing Wasn’t Legalized in Alabama and Mississippi Until 2013
Alabama and Mississippi didn’t officially jump on the home brewing beer wagon until 2013. We are not sure why they were so late to the game, we’re just glad they made it.
Mississippians and Alabamians were happy to get their barrels and yeast starter ready to go.
Beer Paid for the Civil War and Saved Millions of Lives
It’s no secret that the Civil War, although a great tragedy, save millions of lives in the end. But what most people don’t know is that the taxation of beer was a significant source of funding that helped pay for the Civil War.
Abraham Lincoln found a way to finance this war by taking advantage of the beer drinkers in the states. So if you think about it, all of us beer drinkers played a part in ending slavery.
You Can Make George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Did you know that you can actually find the recipe for George Washington’s beer? Even after finding out that this is what the servants used to drink, it’s still pretty exciting.
The Best Selling Beer in the World Is Named Snow
We couldn’t think of a better name for a beer than one which represents the cold, crisp feeling of your first sip.
The beer is sold on the Chinese market and is incredibly cheap. One can sells for about $.49.
When you put cheap beer on a market that has over 1 billion people, it’s no wonder it’s the world’s best-selling beer.
Cenosillicaphobia Is the Fear of an Empty Glass
Whether the glass is half empty or half full, cenosillicaphobia is a fear that most of us share. Do yourself a favor and never let your glass be half empty.
Medical Beer Used to Be a Thing – A Great Thing
In 1921 prohibition made a lot of beer drinkers angry. In an effort to keep the beer market from dying, medical beer was introduced. Brewers and physicians agreed that beer could be prescribed as a medical treatment.
It didn’t take long for Congress to realize that this was all just a fabrication so that the beer drinkers of the country wouldn’t have to give up their drink of choice. This is exactly why it was only legal to prescribe beer for eight months back in 1921.
8 People Died in London from a Beer Tidal Wave
When people think of a tidal wave, they don’t usually think of beer. Unfortunately, for eight unlucky people in London, the London Beer Flood of 1814 occurred when barrels of beer flooded a poor neighborhood. This resulted in a 15-foot high title wave of Porter.
The brewing company was never charged as the jury found the tidal wave to be an act of God.
Beer Is Good for You – Sort of
Beer has high levels of silicon, which is an often overlooked trace mineral that is good for your bones, skin, and joints. Silicon can be taken for weak bones, heart disease, stroke, hair loss, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
So next time someone tells you that you drink too much beer, just tell them that beer is good for you and they can shove it.
The Longest Recorded Hangover Lasted 4 Weeks
It is said that this hangover took place after a Scotsman downed more than 28 liters of beer. We’re not sure who hurt this man, but we’re glad to hear that he didn’t succumb to alcohol poisoning.
We do not recommend trying to beat his record.
These Were Our Favorite Fun Facts About Beer
Boom. What did we tell you?
Who knew that learning fun facts about beer could be so much fun?
The world of beer will never cease to amaze us, as this beverage unites families, friends and even enemies on occasion. If you’ve already finished your beer, we’d like to formally invite you to crack another one, you’ve earned it.
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