2. Beer is legally defined as a staple food in Bavaria.
3. Coming in behind tea, beer is the second most popular beverage in the world.
4. Based to the Code of Hammurabi of ancient Babylonia, a merchant could be put to death for diluting beer…..eek!
5. A bride would distribute ale to her wedding guests old-age England. In exchange, they would give money as a gift/donation to the newly weds. The beer was known as “Bride Ale”, is which where the word “bridal” comes from!
6. In Czech Republic, beer is inexpensive than coke! (true story…)
7. In Ancient Egypt, stonecutters and slaves who were building the pyramids were paid in beer. This type of beer was called “kash”, which is where the word “cash” came from!
8. The very first Oktoberfest was held in Munich in 1810….and still thrives on a yearly basis today!
9. The United State’s national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”, was basically motivated by a British Drinking song called “Anacreon”.
10. US President Theodore Roosevelt once took over 500 gallons of beer with him on an African Safari….must have been an interesting ride.
11. In 1642, the first brewery in America was built in Hoboken, New Jersey.
12. In Ancient Egypt, the minimum wage was two containers of beer.
13. 4000 years ago in Babylon, it was accepted practice that for a month after a wedding, the bride’s father would supply his son-in law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer, and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the “honey month”, or what we know today as the “honeymoon”.
14. President George Washington had his own Brewhouse on the grounds of his house at Mount Vernon.
15. By 3000 BC, Egyptians were already brewing six different types of beer.