Beer Trivia on Tap
Hops were used by monastery breweries, such as Corvey in Westphalia, Germany, from 822 AD, though the date normally given for widespread cultivation of hops for use in beer is the thirteenth century.
Six weeks after Jim Koch started the business, Samuel Adams Boston Lager won the ¤Best Beer in AmericaË award at the Great American Beer Festival. Quite a feat. The brand was unheard of at the time & the company consisted of only 3 people. Today, the brand continues to win awards throughout the world.. Although times have changed Sam Adams Boston Lager has remained true to it╠s roots.
A Tegestologist is a collector of beer mats.
IPA, India Pale Ale was invented to provide a way to ship beer to India from London. Regular porters would not survive the voyage arriving flat and sour due to microbe growth. Brewers upped the hop content and thusly the alcohol content making it suitable for shipment to India.
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company won the US Environmental Protection Agency╠s ¤Green Business of the YearË award in 2010. The brewery is actually powered by solar energy. It has 10,000 solar arrays covering it╠s rooftops and parking areas. The brewery uses 2.6 megawatts of solar electricity on it╠s premises. They╠ve also built charging stations for their vehicles on the premises.
George Washington installed a brewhouse on his grounds at Mount Vernon.
The oldest known written recipe is for beer.
Cenosillicaphobia is the fear of an empty glass
In 1935 the canned beer industry was revolutionized by a vinyl plastic liner developed for cans made out of tin.
In Medieval Europe, brewing and baking went together. Thus women were the first European brewers and were often called ale wives.
In Bavaria, beer is legally defined as a staple food.
The first six-pack of beer was produced by the Pabst Brewery in the 1940s. The brewery conducted numerous studies, which found six cans were the ideal weight for the average housewife to carry home from the store.
A Labeorphilist is a collector of beer bottles.
The music for "The Star Spangled Banner" was derived from a British drinking song called "To Anacreon in Heaven".
In a Czech beer house, the bartender will refill your glass every time you empty it, until you place your coaster on top of your glass, signaling that you have had enough.
One of the reasons the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, rather than sail further south to a warmer climate, was because their supplies were dwindling, "especially our beer"
The first United States Marine Recruiting Station was in a bar, the "Tun Tavern" in Philadelphia
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In English pubs, unruly customers were told to mind their own pints and quarts and settle down - and so began the phrase "mind your P's and Q's".
President Theodore Roosevelt took more than 500 gallons of beer with him on an African safari.