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Beer facts

Light is what makes Beer go bad.

A Beer Wave of 388,000 Gallons (or 1.4m L) flooded London in 1814 after a huge vat ruptured.

George Washington had his own brewhouse on the grounds of Mount Vernon.

Egyptian Pyramid workers were paid with beer: 1 gallon (4L) per day.

The oldest known recipe for BEER is over 4,000 years old, made by Sumerians.

BEER & MARIJUANA are cousins: beer’s hops are in the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.

In the Middle Ages BEER was consumed more than water as the alcohol made it safer.

Beer is claimed to help prevent cardiac disease and cognitive decline.

At any given time, 0.7% of the world is drunk. So 50 million people are drunk right now.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

The world’s longest hangover lasted 4 weeks after a Scotsman consumed 60 pints of beer.

The strongest beer in the world has a 67.5% alcohol content.

Slugs like beer.

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets: 5 cans of beer for a day’s work, plus €10 and tobacco.

Beer was not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

Until the 1970s in Belgium, table beer was served in schools refectories.

At the Wife Carrying World Championships in Finland, first prize is the wife’s weight in beer.

There’s a beer brewed from bananas in Africa.

The Wat Pa Maha Chedi Kaew temple in Thailand was constructed with 1 million bottles of Heineken and a local beer.

More Guinness beer is drunk in Nigeria than Ireland.

In the Land of the Pharaohs of Egypt, beer was the national currency.

In Argentina, political parties have their own brands of beer.

Norway’s first aircraft hijacking was resolved after the hijacker surrendered his weapon in exchange for more beer.

When scientist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922, the Carlsberg brewery gave him a perpetual supply of beer piped into his house.

In 1963, Albert Heineken created a beer bottle that could also be used as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.

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