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Beer is the most consumed alcoholic beverage in the world and also historically the oldest. It has a rich history and culture, and it is enjoyed by people all over the world. Beer has impacted the way people unite and interact with their communities since the beginning of time. Today, beer is the third most widely consumed drink, second only to water and tea.

Beer has played a significant role in human civilization. It has been a valuable food staple and a part of human life for millennia. It has been used as a symbol of friendship and has been associated with cultural traditions such as beer festivals. Beer has been used as money in ancient times. The builders of the Great Pyramids were paid in beer.

20 Interesting Beer Facts

You can have a 20 minute bath in beer brewing ingredients. Chodovar Beer Spa claims that it boosts blood circulation, opens up pores, softens the skin and infuses the body with vitamins.

Budweiser, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Coors are all made in the Pilsner Style.

MillerCoors, Pabst Brewing Company, and AnheuserBusch are the most popular in the world.

Budweiser is known throughout the world. It is available in over 80 countries, though not always under the Budweiser name in places were Anheuser-Busch does not own the trademark.

Beer is on the menu at McDonalds in countries such as France, Germany, Portugal and South Korea

About 6 million people attend the festival. Despite the name, the festival officially begins on the second to last Saturday in September at noon. The festival ends the first Sunday of October following German reunification day on October 5th.

Schloss Starkenberger Brewery in Tarrentz has the pool and lets guest swim in it.

Put ice and salt in a bowl and stir. Use this trick and have a chilled brew in only two minutes.

Seven Bro7hers Brewing in the UK crafted a beer that tastes almost exactly like Pizza.

Japanese brewer Sapporo fermented barley that was grown at the International Space Station in the world’s first space beer. A six pack costs $110.

Hops are poisonous to dogs. When dogs ingest hops the consequences can be disastrous, including malignant hyperthermia and death. Any dog with an exposure to brewing hops (fresh, pellet or spent) is at risk of developing malignant hyperthermia and should be closely monitored for at least 12 hours.

Yet we are still ranked 20th on per capita consumption.

A little shy of a 6 pack. In some states in the United States it is illegal to sell beer in growlers. One of the stories of how growlers got their name is that when the pales, jugs, etc were carried home the beer sloshed around. This caused the carbon dioxide to escape and would create a growling noise. The other theory is that customers would growl when the bartender would fill a 2 quart paid with only a pint of beer.

The lowest number on record since 1873. In 2022 there were 9,500 breweries in the U.S. Over a 10,000% increase.

There is conflicting information of which states are next, most sources say Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. Living in Northern Michigan I would have thought our state would have been number 1. There are a lot of great breweries in Northern Michigan!

If stored properly beer can last from 6-9 months beyond it expiration date on the label. At the right temperature, refrigerated beer can last for up to two years beyond expiration. Can’t say I have met anyone that has kept a beer in their fridge for over 2 years.

Many think that U.S. law forbids the promotion of alcohol consumption on national television. Legally, they can show it, however unofficially, it is banned based off previous agreements and codes of conduct and network guidelines. The alcohol companies have very strict self-regulation policies that they all agree on.

It is also called beerology. Zymology, also known as zymurgy, is an applied science that studies the biochemical process of fermentation and its practical uses. Common topics include the selection of fermenting yeast and bacteria species and their use in brewing, wine making, fermenting milk, and the making of other fermented foods.

The title is for trained professionals with proven experience in selecting, acquiring and serving today’s wide range of beers. There is a trademarked course to become certified.