Love beer? Who doesn’t? The fact that researchers do Ph.D.s on the history of beer and brewing tells how seriously our society takes the beer. On the same lines, while there are mainly 2 types of beer, ales and lagers, there are more than 75 beer styles. A beer style is different than others in one or more of these elements – aroma, appearance, flavour and mouthfeel.
If you are tired of being in a group call or at home without anything to speak about or to know about, grab a beer and read this article. There are so many things you didn’t know about beer that will blow your mind.
History of Beer!
1) The word beer is originated from the Latin word ‘bibere,’ which means ‘to drink’. There is even a beer restaurant named ‘bibere’ in Greece.
2) Beer is the oldest known recipe for brewing dating 5000 BC. Ancient Egyptians were brewing at least six different kinds of beer around 3000 BC. In ancient Egypt, “bread and beer” was a common greeting.
3) The first beer six-packs came on the market in the 1940s. Beer was first available in bottles in 1850 and in cans in 1935.
Weird Facts about Beer you will be shocked to know
Wanna see salted Peanuts dance? drop them in Beer. Try it to believe it.
In the 1200s it was the custom to baptize children with beer. Maybe this is the reason behind the blonde smooth hair. There were reports of the same in Texas, USA.
Beer is the second most popular beverage in the world. Tea is the most popular. A million-dollar idea is a tea that tastes like beer!
For a foamy beer do not stick your fingers into the foam on top of beer as it will get rid of it. The natural oil on the fingers breaks the surface tension of the bubbles.
Law’s on Beer that will make you giggle!
In the city of St. Louis, there is a law that prohibits anyone to sit on the curb of any street while drinking beer from a bucket. I don’t know why a bucket but you can drink a bottle on the curb of the street.
You cannot take more than three sips of beer standing in Texas as it’s against the law. The question is, who’s counting every sip for everyone?
In North Dakota, it’s illegal to serve beer and pretzels at the same time in any bar or restaurant. So you can serve peanuts but not pretzels.
A person cannot send beer to anyone in Kentucky as a gift. If anyone does they can face imprisonment for five years.
The Encyclopedia Britannica was once banned in Texas because they avail ways for people to make their own beer at home.
Some Customs that Involve Beer During Its Practice
When a young Tiriki man wants to marry a woman, he should offer beer to her, only if she spits some of the beer into his mouth, they can marry as she has accepted his proposal. What about asking her for a date in a bar?
When two Chagga men want to become blood brothers, they share a drink of beer mixed with blood and saliva. This custom gives me a feel of Game of thrones.
A tribe known as Upae Indians, in the upper Amazon region of Brazil, cremate their dead and mix the ashes of the deceased with beer. Later the members of the family drink the ashes and beer in honor of the dead. I wish I could be cremated and mixed with beer and the members of my family could sit with a bottle of beer in my memory. Cheers to a good life!
Uses of Beer Other Than Drinking.
Beer is used to cook and bake meat, bread, and BBQ.
You can loosen rusty bolts by pouring beer on them.
Beer can be used for gardening as it consists of fermented sugars that stimulate plant growth and kill fungi.
Beer can be used to trap slugs, bees, and rats.
Beer can be used to revive the wooden furniture and polish gold.
Beer can be used as a detergent to wash pillow covers.
These are some of the things that can help you get the A-game in knowing about beer and can also help you socialize and create conversations with others.