In Japan, beer cans have braille text on them so blind people do not mistake them for soft drinks vinepair.com/articles/bra…
It is illegal to sell products measured in non-metric units in New Zealand, however, a 'pint of beer' is an exception because it is considered a description rather than a volume. business.govt.nz/risks-an…
Than in the 1800's, Americans drank, on average, 90 bottles of whiskey per year, or 1.7 bottles per week. This was because at the time, whiskey was sold at twenty-five cents a gallon, making it cheaper than wine, beer, tea, coffee and even milk. moneycontrol.com/news/tre…
In Ireland there is a popular tradition known as The 12 pubs of Christmas. You must go to 12 different pubs in one night, having one drink (most commonly a pint of beer) in each Pub. Participants usually have 12 rules to follow, e.g "No sitting in pub 3", "No using the bathroom in pub 7" etc. irishcentral.com/culture/…
Poland's official reason for not participating in the crusades was that there was no beer or mead in the Holy Land self.gutenberg.org/articl…
A Vietnamese man was hospitalized unconscious from consuming too much methanol alcohol; doctors transfused 15 cans of beer about 1 per hr into his body to revive him. The liver breaks down ethanol before methanol which gave doctors more time to do dialysis to remove the alcohol from his system. newsweek.com/alcohol-pois…
Beer was banned in Iceland until March 1, 1989, which is now celebrated annually as Beer Day. Iceland outlawed all forms of alcohol in 1915, but within 20 years had unbanned all alcoholic beverages except for beer. bbc.com/news/magazine-316…
Carlsberg Laboratory, owned by the Danish brewer, was where the pH scale was invented, and where the first stable commercial beer yeast was isolated (Saccharomyces pastorianus/Saccharomyces carlsbergensis), along with many other scientific innovations ecampusontario.pressbooks…
Cannabis and Frankincense were discovered at the "holy of holies" of a shrine at Tel Arad in the Beer-sheba Valley, Israel. newsroom.taylorandfrancis…
IPA (India pale ale) was originally a British beer brewed for export to India that was specially formulated to survive the long sea voyage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Beer cans used to be 40% thicker and way stronger, which is why we see people crushing beer cans as a display of strength in older movies boston.com/culture/movies…
In 2004, a black bear was found passed out in a Washington State campground after drinking 36 beer cans; when rangers tried to scare it away, it climbed up a tree to take a nap. It was caught the next day after returning for more beer. countryrebel.com/bear-ste…
A fed up Jet Blue flight attendant announced his resignation over the PA system upon landing. He then grabbed 2 beers from a beverage cart and exited by deploying the plane’s emergency slide. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Czechia (the Czech Republic) consumes more beer per capita than any other country in the world with an average of 161 liters per person each year. bbc.com/travel/story/2011…
Very ripe bananas have the same alcohol content as many "non-alcoholic" beers. steadydrinker.com/article…
Beer was considered a β€œsoft drink” in Russia until 2011 inshorts.com/m/en/amp_new…
Pilsner beer is from the city of Pilsen, Czech Republic. The city has been brewing beer since 1295 AD and Pilsner is regarded as the world's first pale lager. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pil…
In the 1600s, some monks in Germany only drank beer and water during their 40-day fast for lent. They concocted an β€œunusually strong” brew, full of carbohydrates and nutrients. In 2011, a journalist attempted to re-create their fast. He lost 25 pounds during the ordeal. catholicnewsagency.com/ne…
The first ever Ironman Triathlon was won by US Navy Communications Specialist Gordon Haller. The runner-up John Dunbar, a US Navy Seal, was winning after the second transition but lost his lead when he ran out of water and his support crew started giving him beer instead. wikipedia.org/wiki/Ironma…
A bear in a state park got into campers’ coolers and used claws & teeth to puncture beer cans; Fish & Wildlife Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear tried a can of Busch, ignored the rest, then drank about 36 Rainier beers. They caught it a live trap baited with donuts, honey, open cans of Rainier. nbcnews.com/id/5756809/ns…
In 1620 with the beer supply aboard ship running low, the captain of the Mayflower decided to land the settlers at Plymouth rock instead of sailing further south. history.howstuffworks.com…
Koreans eat about 600 million chickens per year and Korean fried chicken (or KFC) and beer is so popular that its facination has spread to China via Korean soap operas. A Chinese company once flew all 4500 of its employees to Korea so they all can have KFC and beer. vice.com/en_us/article/vv…
The oldest operating brewery in the world, the Weihenstephan, started brewing beer 450 years before America was discovered. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay…
Today I learned that some beer companies put a plastic ball in their cans to enhance the taste en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wid…
The US once spent $1.3 million dollars to see if beer koozies really worked archive.totalfratmove.com…
Low alcohol and non alcoholic beers are made from alcoholic beer. Low alcohol beer is made through evaporating the alcohol, reverse osmosis, or watering down the beer. Non alcoholic beer is made by boiling or depressurizing the beer to remove the alcohol and is then carbonated. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low…
Luxembourg's version of Superman is Superjhemp, who unlike the American version has a sizeable belly and draws his powers from eating cheese and drinking beer. He also flies around with his hands in his pockets, "because every real Luxembourger has his hands in his pockets". luxtimes.lu/culture-life/…
The strongest beer ever sold is "The End of History", which was brewed by BrewDog in Fraserburgh, Scotland and has an alcohol volume of 55%. Bottles were sold for Β£500 (US $806) each or Β£700 ($1,129) when packaged in a taxidermied squirrel. The last bottles were sold in July 2010. guinnessworldrecords.com/…
At the annual North American Wife Carrying Championship, winners receive the wife’s weight in beer, five times her weight in cash and an entry into the World Championship in Finland. huffpost.com/entry/10-sup…
Rock legend Jim Morrison’s last meal was sweet and sour chicken from a Chinese restaurant with beer. mentalfloss.com/article/2…
Monks in Westminster Abbey would eat 6,000 calories a day normally and 4,500 a day when "fasting". They drank a gallon of beer and 10 oz of wine and ate 2.25 lbs of bread, 5 eggs, and 2 lbs of meat or fish a day. Many monks became obese and suffered related conditions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Med…
In 1987 Corona was hit by the piss scandal. A rumour that Mexicans brewers were peeing in beer heading to the US market. The rumour was traced back to a Heineken distributor. snopes.com/fact-check/uri…
The world's longest hangover was recorded in 2007 and it lasted 4 weeks after a 37-year old Scotsman consumed 60 pints (35 litres) of beer over a 4-day period. brisbanetimes.com.au/worl…
Employees at MillerCoors get three free cases of beer each month, in addition to having access to beer and cider on location after a work day. didyouknowstuff.com/emplo…
A Former Marine made an epic beer run from NY to Vietnam in 1967 youtube.com/watch?v=-DaOO…
The NYPD once used a photo of three-time Oscar nominee Woody Harrelson to find and arrest a beer thief who looked like the actor. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
After losing a drunken bet with his bandmates, Sabaton singer Joakim Broden had to walk to the band's next gig. Broden walked from Falun, Sweden to Trondheim, Norway, over ~700km, staying at fans' houses and accepting food/beer donations along the way to complete the journey. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
In 1969 the Rolling Stones hired the Hell's Angels to provide security for their gig at the Altamont Free Concert for a fee of $500 worth of beer. A man by the name of Meredith Hunter Jr. drew a revolver at the stage and was stabbed and kicked to death by the Hell's Angels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dea…
The world record holder for fastest downing of a yard of beer was the Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yar…
Guinness modified its filtration process eliminating the use of isinglass (derived from the dried swim bladders of fish) making its beer officially vegan. popsci.com/how-is-guinnes…
A milk based Beer called Bilk was sold in Japan. However, it is no longer brewed. reuters.com/article/us-mi…
The use of hops was unknown to Ancient Egyptians as was the process of carbonation. To a modern-day beer drinker, an Egyptian brew would taste more like a fruit drink ancient.eu/article/1033/b…
In 2006, a Norwegian woman living in an apartment above a pub, suddently found her kitchen tap pouring beer, and not water, due to a plumbing error in the pub. cbc.ca/news/world/kitchen…
Kvass, like many of the oldest-known beer styles, was likely discovered by accident. Somebody drank the water-bread mixture that had been sitting out for a few days and decided what it had turned into was something worth making again homebrewersassociation.or…
The Polish Beer-Lovers' Party was a satirical Polish political party, whose goal was to promote cultural beer-drinking in English-style pubs instead of vodka and thus fight alcoholism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The Quran allows coffee because it defines intoxicants as which β€œcovers the intellect,” i.e., causes inebriation or drunkenness like beer, or euphoria such as cocaine or amphetamines.Caffeine is not an intoxicant in that sense, but rather only a mild stimulant and hence permissible seekersguidance.org/answe…
Today I learned of "Swino", a pig who raided a campsite in Australia. Campers heard crunching in the night & found Swino drinking several cans of beer they'd left out. Other campers reported seeing the pig eat trash, mess with a cow, swim in a river, pass out under a tree. He was later found dead, hit by a car. outdoorrevival.com/featur…
'Fucking Hell' is a beer named after the village of 'Fucking' in Austria. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
How India Pale Ale (IPA) got its name and taste. It's a beer that was invented in Britain in the 19th century for the Indian market, with extra hops added to survive the 6 month travel. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
A Japanese drink company released a mixture of beer and milk that they called "Bilk". It is no longer made. science.howstuffworks.com…
Today I learned of Chick Donohue, a merchant marine who took a bartender’s suggestion and made a daring visit to Vietnam in 1967 as a civilian to deliver beer to his soldier buddies taskandpurpose.com/histor…
Today I learned about Sgt. Siwash, the beer drinking duck who fought with the Marines in WWII, and received citations for battling a Japanese rooster. Siwash passed away in 1954 due to liver disease and their wake was held in a Chicago taxidermists shop. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
Australian beer companies changed their bottles to prevent the extinction of a species of beetle npr.org/sections/krulwich…
Wine, Beer and Cider can make hay fever worse, whilst Gin and Vodka are less likely to trigger a reaction. expresspharmacy.co.uk/blo…
Teller (the silent half of Penn and Teller) began doing magic in complete silence when performing at fraternity houses as he found it reduced heckling and beer thrown at him during his act. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tel…
Researchers found that the best way to protect against heart disease was to drink beer daily, or almost daily, but to limit consumption to between half a litre and one litre a day news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/healt…
Iron Maiden lead singer, Bruce Dickinson is considered a polymath by Intelligent Life magazine due to excelling in a wide variety of pursuits. He is a commercial pilot, presented shows on radio and TV, written novels, brews his own beer and was once ranked 7th in Great Britain for fencing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
The slogan "Don't Mess with Texas" began as an anti-littering campaign in 1985 targeted at "bubbas in pickup trucks" who littered beer cans out of their vehicles and ordinary Texans who believed that littering was a "God-given right". cnn.com/2011/US/07/01/tex…
Researchers suggest that the ancient Chinese has been brewing beer since 7000 BC. It is believed that the ingredient used for the ancient Chinese beer were grapes, honey, hawthorns, and rice mentalitch.com/the-histor…
After they decommissioned a torpedo type in the 1980s, the rear tubes were used for storing beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obe…
That in the 1980s a group of scientist found that male Jewel beetles in Australia were mating with discarded beer bottles as they looked like very sexually attractive females; glossy, dimpled and brown. Afterwards, the beer company changed their bottle design. australiangeographic.com.…
The short-lived Dana Carvey Show had different sponsors each episode. As the ratings tanked, sponsors pulled out. The 1st episode was Taco Bell, the 4th was Diet Mug Root Beer, & the 6th was Szechuan Dynasty, a nearby Chinese restaurant. It was canceled after #7 (no sponsor) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Beer was considered a soft drink in Russia until 2011 inshorts.com/en/news/beer…
In the USA caviar was once so cheap it was served as a free side order with a beer nytimes.com/1990/05/09/ga…
An underground beer pipeline had been built in 2017 for the Wacken Open Air (WOA) hard rock festival, in northern Germany. The pipeline was 7 km long. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Moscow mules were created by a guy that couldn’t sell his vodka, another that couldn’t sell his ginger beer and a lady that had too many copper mugs copper.org/consumers/arts…
Today I learned of the Finnish sport of wife carrying, in which male competitors race while carrying a female teammate through a special obstacle track. The Wife Carrying World Championships are held annually in SonkajΓ€rvi, Finland, and the prize is the wife's weight in beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wif…
Today I learned about Ten Cent Beer Night, a MLB promotion on June, 4, 1974, between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, at Cleveland Stadium, leading to a riot between the teams and fans. Cleveland’s manager sent his team on to the field, with bats, in order to protect the Texas team from drunken fans. mlb.nbcsports.com/2019/06…
Tycho Brahe, the famed Danish astronomer noted for the accuracy of his observations, had a pet elk who died after consuming too much beer and falling down the stairs. Brahe also lost part of his nose after a sword duel with his third cousin over which of them was the superior mathematician. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyc…
Germany has launched a rocket with yeast on board into space. When the rocket returns the yeast will be used to make beer. Making it effectively space beer. headbangerslifestyle.com/…
In Halifax, Nova Scotia celebrations for the end of WWII descended into a 2 day riot as servicemen looted the city. A reporter compared the scene to "London after the Blitz". 65k quarts of liquor, 8k cases of beer, and 1.5k cases of wine were 'liberated'. 2 men died of alcohol poisoning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
That Nine people drowned in London by a flood of over 300,000 gallons of beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
During the filming of Jackass 3D, Johnny Knoxville, Jeff Tremaine, and the rest of the crew banned beer from the set to help Steve-O maintain his sobriety. miaminewtimes.com/arts/jo…
TesgΓΌino is a type of beer sacred to the native Tarahumara people of Mexico; they spend "at least 100 days per year directly concerned with [it]and much of this time under its influence or aftereffects." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tes…
USA once detonated atomic bombs and placed a bunch of beer near them. They concluded that, in the event of a atomic blast, beer is mostly safe to drink. npr.org/sections/krulwich…
The term military tattoo comes from the early 17th-century Dutch phrase doe den tap toe ("turn off the tap"), a signal sounded by drummers or trumpeters to instruct innkeepers to stop serving beer and for soldiers to return to their barracks en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
The founders of the Fosters beer brand in Australia, William and Ralph Foster, were not native Australians; they were Irish-American immigrants from New York that emigrated to Australia in 1886, one year before Foster's beer was founded fosters.ie/history/
In the 1920s, New York Giants players would ride to games in Brooklyn in horse drawn carts. Dodgers fans would wait along the route and pelt the players with beer, coins, and umbrella parts. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
The term "litterbug" was popularized by Keep America Beautiful, which was created by "beer, beer cans, bottles, soft drinks, candy, cigarettes" manufacturers to shift public debate away from radical legislation to control the amount of waste these companies were (and still are) putting out. plasticpollutioncoalition…
The Schloss Starkenberger Brewery in Tarrenz, Austria houses seven 13-foot-long pools of beer. Each two-hour swim costs almost $260. thewest.com.au/news/offbe…
In 2013, a wild pig at a Port Hedland, Australia campsite made the news after drinking 18 cans of a camper's beer, getting into a fight with a cow, and eventually passing out under a tree. countryrebel.com/pig-stea…
Today I learned of Brewdog Brewery who serves the worlds strongest beer out of dead animals. It was created in 2010 with an initial batch of 12, the beer is 55% alcohol and has a price tag of 500-700 euros and comes in a dead animal. independent.co.uk/life-st…
Schlitz was the first beermaker in the world to use a brown bottle. In 1902, Schlitz surpassed Pabst as the best selling American beer. abc7chicago.com/archive/6…
Studies suggest a number of psychological benefits associated with drinking wine. The analysis was broken down into those who drank beer, wine, and did not drink at all. When they were given an IQ test, wine drinkers consistently scored higher IQs than beer drinkers by an average of 18 points! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hea…
Old West Saloon Bartenders hung towels on the bar so that imbibers could wipe the beer foam off their mouths. They were β€œcommunity towels.” truewestmagazine.com/arti…
Charles Vance Millar, a rich Canadian financier, made his will one giant practical joke. In it, he left three men who hated one another a join lifetime tenancy in a villa, some protestant ministers $700,000 in Catholic beer stock, and anti-horse racing advocates $25,000 in a Jockey club. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
Today I learned of the case in 1932, where a woman found the decomposed remains of a snail in her ginger beer, she took the company to court, won the case and is the first case to launch the modern law of negligence news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/busin…
De Beers is responsible for the slogan β€œA Diamond is Forever,” which convinced the paying public that diamonds, which actually wasn’t as valuable as gold and silver, was desirable as it is tied to love and marriage. The diamond engagement ring thus became an obligatory wedding purchase. science.howstuffworks.com…
Hops in beer act are psychoactive as a sedative and even non-alcoholic beer can induce relaxation ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
Today I learned about the Grafton castaways, a real-life Gilligan's Island. Shipwrecked for 18 months in the Auckland islands in 1864, the 5 men lived in a thatched hut complete with glass windows and bookshelves. They built a forge to work metal, tanned leather, made soap from seashells, and even brewed beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gra…
Australia has a ritual called "shoey", sometimes done at parties and events, where someone takes their shoe, pours a drink into the shoe (usually beer), and drinks it from the shoe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dri…
In order to prevent tourists from stealing their beer glasses, some bars in Belgium require people to hand over one of their shoes as a deposit which is then put in a basket and hung from the ceiling. This shoes basket has also become an attraction. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…
A brewery in Iceland makes a seasonal beer flavored with whales' testicles. The testicles are cured according to an old, Icelandic tradition, lightly salted and then smoked before one being added to each brew. visir.is/g/2015150109150/…
After winning the Nobel Prize in 1922, Carlsberg brewery gave Niels Bohr a special gift: a house with a pipeline connected to its brewery next door, thus providing him with free beer for life. theguardian.com/culture/g…
Today I learned of the London Beer flood of 1814, where a 22 foot vat of Porter beer burst, flooding the streets and killing 8 people. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon…
Beer was legally classed as a soft drink in Russia until 2011 inshorts.com/m/en/amp_new…
Former Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke had a serious accident at 17. This near-death experience acted as his catharsis, driving him to make the most of his talents and not let his abilities go to waste. Later he set a world record by drinking 1.4 liters of beer in 11 seconds. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob…
Although no longer connected to the beer company, Guinness World Records was founded by the managing director of Guinness Brewery in the 1950s. guinnessworldrecords.com
In 1777, Frederick the Great issued an official statement urging his subjects to drink beer in the morning instead of coffee. mentalfloss.com/amazingfa…
In 2016 Graeme Wallace, a packing manager at BrewDog, added "Mother F***r Day" to the expiration date of 200,000 beer cans after his bosses told him to "be more punk". The brewery had to pay for the recall of all unsold ones, but Wallace became Employee of the Month. thedrinksbusiness.com/201…

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