It’s National Drink Beer Day, yes today is a national holiday for folks to drink a beer and celebrate the existence of this alcoholic beverage. If you’re and avid beer drinker or if you just drink a beer once in a blue moon, this day is dedicated to you.
According to The Inquisitr on Sept. 28, beer is offered in so many strengths and flavors today, the choice for someone looking for something different can be overwhelming. Decades ago your choice of beer would be somewhat limited to the big brands, many still going strong today. Today there’s all that “designer beer” to choose from so just the decision on what kind of beer to get can be overwhelming.
While celebrating this beer drinker’s holiday today, throw out some little unknown facts about beer. Let your friends think you know so much more about beer than you really do. A little bit of beer trivia can go a long way!
While you enjoy a brew on National Drink Beer Day, dazzle your friends with Beer trivia:
It seems that the folks who live in North Dakota lead the nation for consuming beer, with 45.8 gallons annually per capita.
The word “beer” comes from the Latin word “bibere,” which means “to drink.”
The oldest known hand written recipe is for making beer.
The Pilgrims planned on heading further south to a warmer climate than Plymouth Rock, but because they ran out of beer, they headed for the closest land.
In Japan if you want a cold beer, just head to the nearest vending machine. Train stations and street vendors also sell beer.
Beer was included when Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised to end prohibition, getting him elected in 1932.
Did you know that the number “33” on a bottle of Rolling Rock was just a printer’s error to begin with? It refers to the original slogan’s 33 words. The mystery has generated much buzz through the years so it became part of the label.
The most expensive beer in the world costs $52 a bottle. It is called Tutankhamen. It’s prepared with the recipe and directions that was found in Queen Nefertiti’s Temple of the Sun in Egypt by University of Cambridge archaeologists. This is made in limited and a numbered edition.
A labeophilist is a person who collects beer bottles.
President Theodore Roosevelt took more than 500 gallons of beer with him when he went on an African safari.
Coming in behind tea, beer is the second most popular beverage in the world. In England and Ireland, beer is the most popular beverage, its number one in these two countries.
If someone tells you to eat lunch in Bavaria, you’re in luck if you want a beer. That country considers beer a staple food.
The longest bar in the world is in New Bulldog in Rock Island, IL. It is 684-feet long.
The largest brewery in the U.S. is Anheuser-Busch.
The oldest brewery in the North America is Molson.
The first U.S. Marine recruiting station was located in a bar.
If you toss salted peanuts into a glass of beer they will dance.
What is the strongest beer in the world? Samuel Adams Triple Bock with 17% alcohol by volume.
The oldest brewery in the U.S. is Yuengling in Pottsville Pennsylvania, which was founded in 1829.
In 1879, at least 43 breweries were in operation in the Brooklyn area of New York. By 1977 there were none.
Prohibition lasted 13 years, 10 months, 19 days, 17 hours, 32 1/2 minutes. It seems no one timed it to the seconds!
George Washington installed a brewhouse on his Mount Vernon grounds.
7 million glasses of Guinness are sold every day.
For more beer trivia, check out The Genius of Drinking here.