Cool Facts About Beer

In Africa you can get Banana Beer which is an alcoholic beverage made from fermentation of mashed bananas.

The Weihenstephan brewery in Germany is the oldest beer brewery in the world. It has been in continuous operation since the year 1040.

The best-selling beer brand in the world is a Chinese beer called “Snow”. It is sold only in China, but every year twice as many bottles are sold as the second most sold beer brand “Budweiser”.

The average Australian drinks 96 liters of beer each year. That’s about 192 bottles of beer for each adult.

Beer and all other alcoholic drinks with less than 10 percent alcohol in were not considered an alcoholic beverage in Russia until 2013.

“Snakes Venom” is the strongest beer in the world with an alcohol content of 67.5 percent. It contains more alcohol than whiskey.

There is a beer brand called “Fucking Hell” named after the village of Fucking in Austria and the Austrian word for “pale” which is “Hell”.

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

In Australia, a hog stole 18 beers from a camping site, got drunk and then tried to attack a cow.

For a long time, it was tradition in Ireland that one liter of Guinness beer was given for each liter of donated blood.

The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed by being drowned in the beer they created.

On the moon there is a crater called beer however it was not named after the alcoholic beverage but after German astronomer Wilhelm W. Beer.

In the Arabic versions of the cult show, Homer Simpson drinks water instead of beer.

Mexico is the world’s largest beer exporter.

Joan Evans holds the Guinness World record for most pints of beer stacked on one’s head. He was able to balance 237 pints of beer atop his head.

It is a long tradition in Ireland to leave a bottle of beer at the front door for Santa Claus.

In 1963, Albert Heineken, owner of the Heineken beer brand, created a beer bottle that could also function as a brick to build sustainable housing in impoverished countries.

Hans-Gunnar Liljenwall was the first athlete to be disqualified at the Olympics for drug use. During the Mexico City Olympics held in 1968 he drank two beers to calm his nerves before the pistol shooting event.

Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass.

Finland has hosted the official “Wife Carrying World Championship” since 1992. In this competition, men carry their wives as fast as possible over a long obstacle course. In the end, the winner receives his wife’s weight in beer.

In Austria you can swim in pools of beer.

When physicist Niels Bohr won the Nobel Prize, the Carlsberg Brewery gave him a house right next to the brewery with a beer pipe leading directly from the brewery into the house. Until the end of his life, Niels Bohr could drink as much beer as he wanted free of charge.

Beer was illegal in Iceland until 1989. Nowadays every year on March 1st Iceland is celebrating the beer day to honor the elimination of the 74-year prohibition of beer.

Before coffee became popular, beer was served for breakfast in the USA.

In the 13th century Pope Gregory IX decreed that baptisms by beer were invalid. Until that time this was common in some regions in Norway where clean water had not been available.

In 1954 Bob Hawke, the future prime minister of Australia, set the world record by drinking 2.5 liters of beer in 11 seconds.

When Playmobil was launched on the market in the 1970s, a construction worker set was available that included a small plastic beer crate.

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