Skip to comments.International Beer Day: 10 Things You Never Knew About Beer
Posted on 08/01/2014 5:40:50 PM PDT by nickcarraway
In honour of this joyous occasion, which fittingly falls a day after Dry July ends, here are 10 awesome facts about beer.
The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4000BC
It was adorned with an ample-bosomed woman holding two golden goblets and inscribed with the caption, Drink Elba Beer the beer with the heart of a lion!
Never clink glasses when drinking in Hungary.
Instead make eye contact, raise your glass up to eye level and say Egeszsegere! (Hungarian for Cheers!) Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty beer glass
The first recorded drink driving incident was in 2000BC
In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer was apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit was crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers reduced it to bones.
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I want to know the name (brand) of the beer that is 67.5 per cent alcohol!
I have Cenosillicaphobia, it easily cured!
Google the question, if you don’t have the answer yet.
“The oldest beer ad was found on a clay tablet, dated 4000BC”
And my find: Snake Head beer from Banffshire, Scotland.
Here’s an interesting beer fact I bet you did not know: Beer never goes stale around the fhayek household.
It made Bud wiser
Ours either. Weird, isn’t it.
It has a half-life measured in hours!
1. Brewmeister Snake Venom
Proving that they were the only competition, the Scotland based brewery one-upped themselves in 2013, rolling out the new belt holder for the worlds strongest beer. The aptly titled Snake Venom is made with smoke peat malt along with Champagne and ale yeast. You can buy a 9-ounce bottle of this bad boy for roughly $80 online.
Might be a novelty item, but I would rather enjoy a tall cold glass of beer on a hot summer day after mowing the lawn and survive to have a second.
How can you even enjoy the flavor and buzz if you are knocked on your arse afterwards. If I want that I will drink bourbon, scotch or some such and be done with it. ;-)
HuH? Sorry but that went right Pabst me.
Not to say I wouldn’t try this at least, but how is that even still beer, at that alcohol percentage?
I have that too. Fortunately, I've joined a support group with fellow sufferers. We meet weekly at the local pub.
At that alcohol percentage the Egyptians would still be trying to haul those big bricks of stone up on a teetering pyramid. Today pubs would close a few moments after Beer Thirty.
Anyone remember “new Olde Frothingslosh”?
“The pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom”?
As Archie Bunker once said....”you don’t *buy* beer,you just *rent* it”.