24 Things You Didn't Know About Beer

Think you know your beer? Think again! This glorious infographic details the top 24 things that you most likely have never known. Prepare to be amazed!





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24 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT Beer 1 "Beer is proof that God loves us." -Ben Franklin 2 SYTHOLOGY {zith.owl.oh.gee} The study of beer and beer making, including the role particular ingredients play in the brewing process. 3 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. 4 Drink Ebla Beer Oldest beer ad on a clay tablet-4000 BC adorned with a large-breasted woman holding tow goblets and is inscribed tow goblets and is inscribed with the caption "Drink Ebla Beer - the beer with the heart of a lion!" 5 The first professional brewers were all WOMEN 6 HOPS used in beer are in the same family of lowering plants as Marijuana. 7 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. 8 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 markets 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) 9 There are 400 types of beer. Belgium has the most individual beer brands in the world 10 CENOSILLICAPHOBIA is the fear of an empty beer glass 11$1,000 PER BOTTLE Most expensive beer: Vielle Bon Secours. This beer is so expensive that it is only sold in one bar, Bierdrome, in London. 12 More beer please! The agriculture revolution was started because people needed a way to make more beer. This led to inventions such as the 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. 14 The oldest claimed functional brewery in the world: Bayerische Staatsbrauerie Weihenstephan nearMunich, founded more than nine centuries ago in the year 1040. Weihenstephan ALTESTE BRAUREI DER WELT 15 Beer for health. Beer contains almost all of the minerals wee 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 adult. 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. 17 Beer prevents 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% 18 Beer strengthens 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. 6 mgs per liter 19 BREWESTER Women and bee. Historically, brewing beer was considered a very important 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 beautiful. "Brewster" is the correct term for a woman who brews beer. 20 In ancient Egypt there was a written law that prevented men from selling and making beer. 21 In the 19th century, nursing mothes in Munich, Germany would drink up to 7 pints of beer a day under the belief that this was required in order to breast-feed their children. 22 Don't forget! Drink your daily ration of beer! DRINK BEER EVERY DAY One of the oldest laws in the world to be passed is related to beer. Babylonian King Hammurabi decreed that each person was to have 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). Hectoliters Czech Republic China USA Per capita 34 6 Pack to go 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 packages made it much easier to get beer home. BEER BEER BEER