In 2010, Nickelback approached Dark Horse Brewery about having their beer featured in a video, which would have meant great exposure for the small Michigan brewery. They declined, however, as β€œnone of us at the brewery really care for the band.” huffpost.com/entry/dark-h…
The first Native American who met the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony walked into their encampment and greeted them in English. Which he had begun to learn from fishermen frequenting the waters of Maine. Supposedly, he greeted them then asked if they had beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
During the early years of the Tour de France, guzzling alarming amounts of alcohol was the norm. Beer, wine, and brandy were considered safer to drink than water from questionable roadside wells or springs, and cyclists drank copiously. outsideonline.com/2099916…
In 2015 a fan of the Austrailian band Peking Duk got backstage at their concert by adding himself as a family member on their Wiki page and showing it to security. The band wasn't even upset, saying "We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend." time.com/4136607/peking-d…
An amateur Egyptologist, Seamus Blackley, successfully baked bread with 4,500-year-old yeast extracted from ancient Egyptian ceramics once used to bake bread and brew beer. The dormant yeast was activated by a nutrient solution injected into the ceramics during the extraction process smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
During the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Molson delivered a fully-stocked beer fridge to Team Canada Olympic House. The only way to open the fridge was to use a Canadian passport on the electronic passport reader. abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/…
Fruit punch was invented as an alternative to beer by men working for the British East India Company. This is because the beer on their ships went bad when they reached the Indian Ocean. They ended up using rum, fruit, and spices available in their new location to create punch. history.com/news/the-surp…
The famous Canadian beer Labatt Blue got its name from the Winnipeg Blue Bombers who are part of what is now the Canadian Football League labatt.com/brands/nationa…
The vikings believed in valhalla they would get endless beer from a magical goats udder. vinepair.com/wine-blog/de…
β€œBudweiser” was originally the German name for beer brewed in the Czech town of ČeskΓ© BudΔ›jovice (German: Budweis). Anheuser-Busch stole the name for its American brew, and the breweries have been in trademark battles ever since. If you order a Budweiser in the EU, you get the Czech brew. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
10th century Norwegian Viking ruler King Haakon the Good made the household production of JuleΓΈl (Christmas Beer) a law. Families that did not have beer at their Christmas feast were issued a fine. vinepair.com/articles/chr…
In the Czech Republic, beer is cheaper than water in pubs, leading its health minister to call on restaurants and bars to offer at least one nonalcoholic drink at a price less than that of beer - but the Czech Hotel and Restaurant Association said that it is ready to fight "excessive regulation" firstwefeast.com/eat/2013…
In 2013, 16 years after the Seinfeld episode mentioning Festivus aired, it was actually observed in Florida when a "Festivus pole" made of empty Pabst beer cans was displayed in the state's capitol building in Tallahassee news.wjct.org/post/only-f…
Today I learned about Lucas Radebe. He was transferred to Leeds United together with Philemon Masinga. He was only included in the deal to keep Masinga happy. The move wasn't a success but after a manager switch, Radebes career boosted. Big clubs wanted him and the fans/local brewery even named a beer after him en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luc…
In Hungary it is considered unpatriotic to clink beer mugs en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
The most beers consumed in one session was 119 in 6 hours drunkard.com/10_06_andre_…
As a result of German colonial rule, Namibia has the highest per capita beer consumption outside of Europe en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
Elvis's chimpanzee 'Scatter' drank beer & whiskey & pulled clothes off women. He bit people & went to the bathroom into his hands & threw it during parties. Elvis's friend Lamar Fike electrocuted Scatter with a cattle prod & claimed Elvis once assaulted him with a pool cue. elvis.com.au/presley/scat…
Egyptian pharaohs were often fat. They had high-sugar diets that were rich in bread, honey, beer, and wine. Examinations of various royal mummies show that many suffered from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Hatshepsut, Egypt's most famous woman pharaoh, was obese and had tooth decay. drmcdougall.com/misc/2011…
The first successful UK lawsuit brought against a manufacturer for a defective product was filed in 1928 by a Scottish woman who found a snail in her ginger beer. Often portrayed as crazy or a liar by the media, she went to several firms for representation because they felt the case unwinnable. narratively.com/the-woman…
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…
A study found that male light-to-moderate beer drinkers had smaller increases in weight than non-drinkers or heavy drinkers over 8.5 years. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
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/…
In Japan, beer cans have braille text on them so blind people do not mistake them for soft drinks vinepair.com/articles/bra…
Some moths don't have mouths and that they love beer nature.org/en-us/about-us…
Prior to 2012, beer could not be sold in Texas that was over 4% alcohol. This let to many brewers putting fine print on their labels: β€œin Texas, malt liquor” to get around the law texastribune.org/2012/08/…
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…
Charles Robert Jenkins, a disgruntled US solider, who in 1965 drank 10 cans of beer before abandoning his post in the demilitarized zone dividing the peninsula of South & North Korea - a mistake which led to Jenkins living under the brutal Kim regime for ~40 YEARS en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cha…
A Marine Corps veteran by the name of John "Chick" Donohue snuck into Vietnam in 1967 during the ongoing war simply to deliver beer to his friends in combat. chickdonohue.com/the-grea…
"Lawnchair Larry" Walters in 1982 put giant balloons on a lawnchair and launched himself (along with food, beer, & a pellet gun to pop balloons --thus control elevation) 16000 feet up; jets saw him. He lost the gun overboard & drifted 45 min to land in power lines. He lived & was arrested. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law…
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…
1389 people died at a banquet celebrating the crowning of Tsar Nicholas II. The banquet was free to the public but a rumour of gold coins as gifts and there not being enough beer for everyone caused a stampede; trampling many. The festivities continued anyways and the incident was cleaned up. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kho…
Fucking Hell is a German pale lager with an alcohol content of 4.9%. It is named after the village of Fucking in Austria; hell is the German word for 'pale' and a typical description of this kind of beer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuc…
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…
Martin Luther, founder of Protestant Christianity, loved good beer - his wife, runaway nun Katharina von Bora, owned a brewery, his letters often discussed the quality of beer (hers and others'), and he often gave religious discourses at his dining table with tankard in hand npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
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 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…
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…
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…
Today I learned about the burglar who broke into an escape room, stole a beer, cell phone, and TV remote, but had to call the cops for help because he couldn't get back out edition.cnn.com/2018/07/1…
Today I learned about the "Milverine" a man in Milwaukee who resembles the comic book hero Wolverine. He walks around shirtless outside, and is such a local hero he has his own bobblehead and beer. youtu.be/HDxixx4i7fg
To raise funds to produce the first Mad Max film, director George Miller went out on emergency medical calls. The budget was still too low, so some of the crew was paid in "slabs" (24-packs) of beer, and some of the props were stolen in the early morning and returned before anyone noticed vanityfair.com/hollywood/…
Millennials represent only a quarter of all adults over 21, but they buy 35 percent of all the beer and 42 percent of all the wine sold in the United States. huffpost.com/entry/money-…
Today I learned that Allende's Chile was developing an advanced cybernetic system to manage the country's resources in the most efficient way with the help of the British business consultant Stafford Beer. Project CyberSyn was destroyed after the CIA-backed coup 99percentinvisible.org/ep…
Back when Coors beer was unavailable east of Oklahoma, President Dwight D. Eisenhower used to have it airlifted to Washington by the Air Force. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smo…
In the town of Lajitas, their mayor is a goat that drinks beer that goes by the name of Clay Henry III roadsideamerica.com/story…
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…
The first beers were hop-less with low carbonation. They were mixed with plenty of herbs and spices for preservation and called "gruit", which is a German dialect for herb. craftseeker.tv/2017/12/13…
There is a Polish company that brews beer from the vaginal bacteria of models. untappd.com/w/the-order-o…
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…

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