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24 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

24 Beer D THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT 2 1 "Beer is proof that God loves us." ZYTHOLOGY {zith•owl•oh•gee} The study of beer and beer making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process. -Ben Franklin The oldest written recipes ever discovered by human beings are for making beer- written on stone tablets over over 5,000 years ago, in the form of songs. Oldest beer ad on a clay tablet- 4000 BC adorned with a large-breasted woman holding two goblets and is inscribed with the caption 4 "Drink Ebla Beer – the beer with the heart of a lion!" prink Elba Beer 5 The first professional brewers were all WOMEN 2000 BC – the first recorded drunk driving incident. In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer is apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit is crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer, and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduce it to bones. 6 НOPS used in beer are in the same family of flowering plants as Marijuana. 7 Beer gone bad. When British brewers tried to send their pale ales over to India, the beer would go bad during the long ocean voyage. Beer makers began to add extra alcohol and hops to help with the preservation. This inadvertently created a new style of extra bitter, extra powerful beers called India Pale Ales (IPAS). There are400 types of beer. 10 Belgium has the most individual beer brands in the world. CENOSILLICAPHOBIA is the fear of an empty beer glass 11 $1,000 12 PER BOTTLE More beer please! Most expensive beer: The agriculture revolution was started because people needed a way to make more beer. This led Vielle Bon Secours. to inventions such as the This beer is so expensive that it is only sold in one bar, Bierdrome, in London. plow, wheel, and irrigation systems. 13 Beer made with spit: Ancient Incan girls age 8-10 would chew corn into a pulp like consistency in their mouths, then spit the pulp out into huge vats of warm water to sit for several weeks. The viscous, cloudy, lumpy spit filled mixture would be later strained. The oldest 14 claimed 1040 functional Weihenstephan brewery in the world: ÄLTESTE BRAUREI DER WELT Bayerische Staatsbrauerie Weihenstephan near Munich, founded more than nine centuries ago in the year 1040. 15 Beer for health. Beer contains almost all of the minerals we need to survive. It was a staple of many diets during the European Middle Ages, when good nutrition was rare. You drank beer to survive. Drinking wasn't just for adults. Children also consumed beer as a source of energy and nutrients. 16 Beer makes you smarter. A study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that women who drank moderately had better cognitive function compared to non-drinkers. Researchers pointed out that alcohol raises HDL cholesterol (that's the good cholesterol), which is associated with a lower risk of heart disease and better cognitive functioning. Beer prevents 17 kidney stones. A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology found that "beer consumption was inversely associated with risk of kidney stones (in middle aged men). Each bottle of beer consumed per day was estimated to reduce risk by 40%." 40% Beer strengthens your bones. 18 According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, beer “protects bone-mineral density because of its high levels of silicon. This allows the deposit of calcium and other minerals into bone tissue. mgs per liter Women and beer. Historically, brewing beer was considered a very important 19 and noble task for women. In ancient Peru, the breweries were staffed by women of the elite. The women had to be of noble birth or extremely BREWSTER beautiful. "Brewster" is the correct term for a woman who brews beer. In the 19th century, nursing mothers in Munich, Germany would drink up to 7 pints of 21 beer a day under the belief that this was required in order to breast-feed their children. 20 In ancient Egypt there was a written law that prevented men from selling and making beer. DRINK BEER EVERY DAY Don't forget! Drink your daily ration of beer! One of the oldest laws in the world to be passed is related to beer. Babylonian King Hummurabi decreed that each person was to have a daily ration of beer, determined by their social status. He then went onto say that women would be drowned if they served bad beer. 23 Thirsty China. The Czech Republic drinks more beer per capita than any other country. For the past two years, China drinks more beer than any other country (350 million hectoliters). China is the fastest growing Czech China USA Republic beer market in the world. The United States ranks number two by amount, but ranks 11 per capita. Per Capita 6 pack to go 24 The first beer cans were produced in 1935. Drinkers were no longer going to taverns, and breweries needed to get beer into the homes. The smaller made it much easier to get beer home. BEER BEER BEER ckages Hectoliters

24 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

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A great way to discover the history of beer and beer making! This beer infographic was created by dezinegirl for IMI's client, Custom illustrations mixed with stock illustrations, l...



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