— Beer facts that you did not know

The oldest written recipes ever discovered, dating back to 5 000 BC, are for making beer.

The first Professional Brewers were woman.

Beer was the drink of choice in the middle ages because clean water was difficult to find and alcohol in beer killed most microorganisms making it safer to drink.

There are about 400 types of beer.

Some people believe that the Pilgrims on the Mayflower stopped at Plymouth Rock instead of continuing to Virginia because they ran out of beer.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass.

Incans made beer with spit - they would chew corn into a pulp like consistency and spit it into large vats to ferment for several weeks.

Beer makes you smarter! A New England Journal of Medicine study found women who drank beer moderately had better cognitive function.

Beer strengthens bones due to its high levels of silicon, which increases the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue.

One of the oldest laws in the world required each person to have a daily ration of beer based upon their social status.

Vikings believed a giant goat whose udders would provide them with an endless supply of beer was waiting for them in Valhalla - the Vikings’ paradise.

In the Middle Ages even children drank beer - beer contains many of the nutrients we need to survive, therefore it became a staple in the diets of many people.

The word «hangover» in Norweigian means «carpenters in the head».

Germany has the most breweries in the world - 1200.

77% of America’s hops come fro the state of Washington.


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