#1 IN THE MIDDLE AGES, MANY PEOPLE CHOSE TO DRINK BEER RATHER THAN WATER BECAUSE THE ALCOHOL MADE IT SAFER
This very idea is still going on. In foreign countries, the water might not be safe. A cerveza or lager might do the body well.
#2 IN A POLL OF ADULTS WHO DRINK, 54% OF U.S MEN CLAIM BEER AS THEIR FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMPARED TO 27% OF WOMEN
Sometimes a good brew will do us right more than a glass of wine or a shot.
#3 ANDRE THE GIANT COULD DRINK 119 BEERS IN SIX HOURS
Andre the Giant was not only a beast in the ring but he could chug down some beers. Wow, what a record! RIP big guy.
#4 “RULE OF THUMB” CAME FROM BEER BREWERS, WHO WOULD STICK THEIR THUMBS INTO THE MIX TO FIND OUT IF THE TEMPERATURE WAS RIGHT FOR ADDING YEAST
Very interesting. While the history of the term may have been lost, it’s funny how it’s a phrase that means something else in our culture.
#5 “MIND YOUR P’S AND Q’S” COMES FROM WHEN PEOPLE WOULD GET ROWDY AT A BAR, AND THE HOST WOULD TELL THEM TO MIND THEIR PINTS AND QUARTS
Funny how we would always hear this as young ones. It makes being an adult, but being told that as a kid? The mind wanders.
#6 PROHIBITION LASTED 13 YEARS, 10 MONTHS, 19 DAYS, 17 HOURS, AND 32 1/2 MINUTES; FDR ENDED IT BY SAYING “WHAT AMERICA NEEDS NOW IS A DRINK”
We can only imagine what this guy was doing to countdown the days to the end of prohibition. I’m pretty sure “It’s happy hour somewhere” may have been influenced from him. L
#7 THE CZECH REPUBLIC DRINKS BY FAR THE MOST BEERS PER CAPITA IN THE WORLD, FOLLOWED BY GERMANY, AUSTRIA, AND IRELAND
It’s quite astounding that the number for the Czechs comes out to 208.1 beers (of 21.4 oz bottles) per person per year. Man, think of all the college parties and keggers.
#8 IN 2003, PETA LOBBIED WISCONSIN GOVERNOR JIM DOYLE TO CHANGE WISCONSIN’S STATE BEVERAGE FROM MILK TO BEER
Can you just imagine what St. Paddy’s Day what look like after the state beverage became beer. Wooooo (insert Rick Flair voice). Apparently, beer has health benefits including boosting brain health and bone strength.
#9 ACCORDING TO A RECENT SURVEY, BEER IS THE WORLD’S MOST POPULAR BEVERAGE
This is not surprising, and I’m sure you can find some bar buddies to discuss this survey over a tall pint!
#10 THE MAYFLOWER LANDED AT PLYMOUTH ROCK BECAUSE IT RAN OUT OF BEER
While the goal for pilgrims was landing at the Hudson River, running out of beer is a problem. Interestingly enough beer was preferred to fresh water due to it being more reliable during overseas travel.